I understand that as the new Vice President of Organizational Development, I am faced with certain challenges. These challenges are concerned with the development of the Organizational Development department. I am looking forward to embracing these challenges and hope to see some exciting times ahead as we adopt a new with the development of a new product based on current retinal scanning technology.
It is clear from the memorandum that I received that company is currently facing a crossroad situation. Some people are in favor of adopting new technology while others feel differently. On the request of seniors, I have gathered pertinent information about viewpoints of every key person involved so that we can reach some mutual decision or a state of consensus.
The first and foremost here are the assumptions that are holding us back. From the information I have solicited, the following assumptions appeared.
Kelly Thomas – Senior Engineer, Product Development
Kelly Thomas is of the view that Pat Lambert should not be assigned leadership since she doubts Pat’s ability to lead. Kelly assumes that Pat doesn’t possess the qualities required to lead “Operation Optimize” since Pat has irrelevant previous experience in a cereal industry.
Since Pat was unable to comprehend the term “QC,” Kelly assumes Pat has no knowledge of quality control and the difficulties associated with the same. Thus she feels it would be impossible to produce a new product under her guidance.
Kelly assumes that Pat Lambert has made a mistake in proposing the new features for the product because they cannot be incorporated into the current project.
Kelly is also concerned about the additional workload on existing staff and feels that since staff has been reduced, the existing will come under extra burden with the launch of the new project.
Kelly also feels that Pat is deliberately trying to hurt her position by speaking to her programmers without consulting her first.
Kelly also has reservations about the worth of the new product since she feels that AcuScan’s current product is quite good and any new product might be inferior to this one.
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