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Abstract

This is a case-study, accompanied by a teaching note. The last section of the teaching note puts forward some suggested questions for discussion. The case study relates to a mythical (actually an amalgam of several) boat club which is experiencing a number of difficulties, both financial and communicative. The club is run by a committee on somewhat autocratic lines. Difficulties are encountered partly because a voluntary organisation such as this cannot be subjected to such ruthless change management as would a commercial organisation. It is hoped that students will appreciate the complexities of: (a) structure; (b) communication; (c) allocation of power; (d) group decision-making; (e) management of change; (f) financial pressures on a small voluntary organisation. The author anticipates that this case study could be used both as a basis for discussion in seminars, or as a case study examination for students of business management and/or organisational studies.
Location:
Industry:
Size:
Approximately 65 members
Other setting(s):
1991-1992

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Abstract

This is a case-study, accompanied by a teaching note. The last section of the teaching note puts forward some suggested questions for discussion. The case study relates to a mythical (actually an amalgam of several) boat club which is experiencing a number of difficulties, both financial and communicative. The club is run by a committee on somewhat autocratic lines. Difficulties are encountered partly because a voluntary organisation such as this cannot be subjected to such ruthless change management as would a commercial organisation. It is hoped that students will appreciate the complexities of: (a) structure; (b) communication; (c) allocation of power; (d) group decision-making; (e) management of change; (f) financial pressures on a small voluntary organisation. The author anticipates that this case study could be used both as a basis for discussion in seminars, or as a case study examination for students of business management and/or organisational studies.

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
Approximately 65 members
Other setting(s):
1991-1992

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