Essay on Future Vision Digital Services

863 Words Nov 1st, 2012 4 Pages

Executive summary:

Future Vision Digital Services was a technology consulting and design firm responsible for providing a range of services including multi-platform user interface design and marketing, software engineering and technical program management, systems integration, data analysis and customer relationship management. By 2004 the company expanded its operations from Western Canada to open offices in New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Singapore and Toronto.

The case describes the fact that the manager Randolph, who works in the Technology Development department of FVDS, has an awkward question to deal with Gregoire, who is the most senior architect in the company. Andre
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He has to decide whether to keep Gregoire in his current position or replace him with another developer who is not Exceptional.

Key OB issues:

In the past, Gregorie always arrived in office after lunch which cut him off from all communications with the management team. Randolph had spoken to Gregoire about this problem a few times already and Gregoire was very agreeable and promised to change each time, but eventually slipped back into his old habits (internal attribution).

Gregoire On one hand, he is a talented and an exceptional developer who have been described as “super-intelligent, curious and passionate”. On the other hand, he is often introverted and is reluctant to delegate his authority to subordinates (Exceptional Developer’s Personality). Exceptional developers can complete goals more quickly and with higher quality, resulting in savings of time and money, and increased customer satisfaction. They are dependable, organized and hard-working people. These characteristics may be good for individuals but may not be good for the company or organization (Conscientiousness).

Gregoire almost never shows up for a morning meeting, so his team members have no choice but to wait for him when some technological problems occur. Gregoire poorly interact with his teammates which can be described as pooled interdependence. Gregoire’s behavior acts as a hindrance to others in fulfill their

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