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    Ursula Burns Leadership

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    2016) Analysis We can further analyze Ursula Burns’ leadership in reference to Xerox’s performance. This paper will specifically use three corporate events for this analysis: the company’s post-2000 turnaround, its acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services, and the pending company split. Post-2000 turnaround. In 2000, the company that was founded in 1906 was floundering. They were losing customers to competitors and losing revenue. (Byrnes, 2009) Their stock price was taking a nosedive, bankruptcy was looming, and they were being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over questionable accounting practices. (Bryant, 2010) While Anne Mulcahy, the newly-minted CEO, was focusing on shedding unprofitable divisions…

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    Organizations in the twenty-first century are flattening hierarchies and empowering teams due to the need for constant innovation and technological advancements that change the ways people do things (Jones, 2012). In this case, Mulcahy was able to flatten Xerox’s management hierarchy and was able to streamline its operating units that consequently reduced the number of employees and cut on management and running costs by twenty-six percent. On the other hand, Mulcahy through the flattening of…

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    hiring minorities and also starts to hire females in their workforce. During the inflow of women in its workforce Xerox start to recognize women struggle balancing work and family commitments. In reaction to that situation, Xerox Human Resources initiated flextime, and other HR policies to continue a high level of productivity and satisfaction among its workforce. In 2007, the first African American female, Ursula Burns is named president of the Xerox Corporation (Schermerhorn, Osborne,…

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    Xerox Diversity

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    in the United States (United States Census Bureau, 2015). In 2013 there were 75.5 million employed females in the labor force (United States Census Bureau, 2015). Xerox’s management was able to see that females in the workplace were beneficial to the company. They continued placing a strong emphasis on advancements within the corporation for minorities’ and females’ positions. Xerox created the Balanced Workforce Strategy or BWF. The team was aimed at representing unbiasedly for…

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    Xerox by providing them with different cultures where everyone is welcome despite their sexual orientation, race, sex or religion. Diversity is not look upon as a bad thing with Xerox, it is the driving force of their business and it keeps them up to date with fresh new ideas. For instance, Xerox hired women who were seen as home makes and not as skilled workers and provided them with the skills and knowledge to perform their duties, but also recognized that they needed to balance work and…

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    lead to more upper leadership positions (Green, 2014). Minorities due to race, ethnicity, or religion are also discriminated upon. Even in a century where we have an African American president, there is still racial bias in the workforce. Studies show that a hiring manager is more likely to hire someone with a white sounding name like “Jake” than someone with a name like “DeShawn.” According to thinkprogress.com, 1.2 percent of CEOs are black and 1.6 percent are Latino or Asian (Covert, 2014).…

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    a chief leader of the moment work harder to improve Xerox credibility. In this goal, Ursula Burns was part of a small group of executives who rescued Xerox from near bankruptcy in 2001, and began moving the company where she started to work away from its machine. Changing the company roots and transform the company into a different business entirely. Ursula Burns become a great leader. Ursula Burns grow up in a poor city Lower East Side of New York. Being a black lady and coming from a single…

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    Ursula M. Burns serves as Chairwoman and CEO of Xerox. As such, she is the first African-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company. She is also the first woman to succeed another woman as head of a Fortune 500 company, having succeeded Anne Mulcahy as CEO of Xerox. In 2014, Forbes rated her the 22nd most powerful woman in the world. Burns is also a lifetime Xerox employee who has been with the company for over 30 years. She began as a graduate intern and was hired full time after…

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    what happened in the past. As a result of this, Maggie feels insecure about herself and is barely recognized or seen by anyone. Still and withdrawn, she 's hardly a presence even when she does manage to mumble a few sentences. She has been like this ever since the fire had burnt the house down. According to the Dictionary of Symbols, the symbol of 'fire ' in the story means purification and regeneration, as it means the old growth that is burned away makes way for the new growth to begin. It is…

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    He then started worrying about his dog when he heard a yell from a distance. He ran towards that voice and saw a group of people surrounding a body on the ground. He got closer to get a better look, but then he realized that it was his beloved friend, Truffle. His co-worker told him that he had many major burns in his mouth from the boiling water, and third degree burns on his body from the fire. He was also too fatigued to even breath. Devin started screaming and bawling on Truffle’s corpse, he…

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