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John Smithers at Sigtek. John Smithers at Sigtek. case study. Todd D. Jick. Save; Share. Save; Share. JOHN SMITHERS AT SIGTEK 2 John Smithers At Sigtek Abstract The change management is very important for each organization of the world (Paton. Chronology Sigtek acquired by new owner Telwork (1st quarter ) Telwork formulates Six Sigma Quality Program (Feb) Smithers (engineering) & Murphy.

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Describes an ill-fated effort to institute a total quality program. Using the vantage point of one of the managers selected to be a quality instructor, the case traces the rise and fall of the quality effort during its very brief existence over the course of six months.

Allows students to simthers many things that can undermine implementation of change: Quality ; Change Management ; Performance. Nitin Nohria and Todd Jick. Donna Dubinsky and Apple Computer, Inc.


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Technology and Operations Management. A rewritten version of an earlier case. Nohria, Nitin, and Todd Jick.

A Describes a major conflict within Apple Computer in over control of product distribution. The founder and chairman, Steve Jobs, proposed a new distribution process which would transfer many digtek away from distribution manager, Donna Dubinsky.

Dubinsky believed, however, that this process would be practically and financially unworkable.

John Smithers at Sigtek

Presents her defensive and unsuccessful conflict management, culminating in her threatened resignation. Case HBS Case Collection March Revised July Peter Browning and Continental White Cap A Presents a new divisional vice president’s entry into a well-established and still successful manufacturing organization which is nevertheless facing an impending competitive crisis.

Demonstrates his challenge and his efforts, under pressure from corporate headquarters, to convince his staff that the crisis is real and to make changes in the organization’s family culture and practice, in order to better position them to face the onslaught of price wars and new technology.


Concludes with several complex choices facing the new vice president as he considers whether or not to replace some key but problematic sithers managers, and what strategy to adopt in his relations with the retired but still visible descendant of the firm’s founder. The first part describes how people typically respond to changes likening it to a loss experience.

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The second part describes what organizations can do to help individuals through difficult transitions, while the third part identifies what individuals can do for themselves. Finally, raises the challenges for individuals to deal with multiple and continuous change. Cite View Details Educators Purchase.