Cessna Headquarter Case Study

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Cessna Headquarters Summary: Clyde Cessna built his first plane in 1911, and Cessna became a storied name in aviation. Sales topped one-billion in the 1980’s and then one of the worst down turns in the history of aviation business nearly went out of business in a decade in a half. Cessna sales of piston-engine planes like the Skyhawk, sales dropped from 8,000 a year to just 600 per year. Cessna was forced to lay off 75 percent of the employees, and eventually stopped making piston-engine planes altogether. After the economy improved the US government approved the General Aviation Revitalization Act, that barring product liability lawsuits on any plane over 18 years old. Cessna decided to start building the Skyhawk again. He then relocated the new facility to independence, Kansas, which took two hours by car and 40 minutes by plane.
1. What kinds of people should you hire for teamwork?
Open-minded engineers should be hired for the re-opening of Cessna’s company. Engineers that are quick at planning, can work with others, and are at the top of their game in solutions. Engineers with team diversity that has different abilities, experiences, and personalities, in which they can agree on thing and acknowledge others on their ideas as well.
2. What kinds of skills and experience will they need to succeed in a team environment?
These engineers will have to have cohesiveness, also me cross-functional at time (just in case someone’s absent), and self-managing because these teams will be solely responsible for all that they accomplish and don’t accomplish.
3. If you decide to take the plunge and use teams, how much authority and responsibility should you give them? Should they be limited to just advising management, or should you make them totally responsible for quality, costs, and productivity?
If I chose to use teams they will be a self-managing team, which…...

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