Continental White Cap Essay

989 Words Jul 1st, 2014 4 Pages
1. What are Browning’s dilemmas at White Cap? Explain

Peter Browning’s dilemmas are the urgency/necessity to change White Cap’s organization’s operations to become more competitive with actual markets and customer’s necessities but there are some organizational culture factors that would need to change in order to make White Cap a more proactive corporation. Some factors in particular are the seniority of some key manager positions (under his supervision) that represent the true identity of White Cap and the importance of their role in earlier years with the company, however their performance in those particular areas had led White Cap to their actual situation, also the company image at corporate levels was particularly ask to be
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Peter knows the company well enough and has successfully gain credibility through his achievements in the company. With my suggested actions I believe that it will reinforce his image and credibility and will be able to gain the company’s trust and turn it into a competitive corporation once again.

5. Complete a mini force field analysis. Identify the current condition and then the desired condition. Identify at least three driving forces and three restraining forces. Which forces are strongest? Which are susceptible to change? What is your strategy for change – adding more driving forces or removing restraining forces? Briefly explain.

Step 1.- White Cap’s current problematic are the lack of technology to provide new products and current products at more competitive prices. The status quo is the complacency of White Cap’s management to take actions. The current conditions are “idle” no actions are taken to step up in the game and to make changes to become more competitive. The change is inevitable if the company wants to keep the same status quo of “leader in the market” and to not suffer major financial adjustments.

Step 2.- The current conditions are “idle” no actions are taken to step up in the game and to make changes to become more competitive. The company should be in a higher status, to continue to be the leader in the market in its category. The desire state should be in stable, paying attention to new

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