Teaching Case - A Tale of Two Managers (Sequel)

A Tale of Two Managers (Sequel)


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  • Product Description

    The case reviews experience of two different managers in top English soccer teams. Students must use the information provided to advise the boards of these teams about whether the two managers deserve to be ‘sacked’. Information in the first part of the case provides information about team performance (wins and losses), manager popularity, and such factors that influence perspectives on effectiveness. The second part of the case shows decisions about who was actually ‘sacked’ which may surprise some. The two parts together allow for an interesting discussion about what organizational ‘effectiveness’ is really about.

    Learning Objective:
    This sequel is a follow-up to a short case intended as a vehicle instructors can use to introduce cases to a management or leadership class, and to start a discussion about what organizational ‘effectiveness’ looks like.

  • Other Details

    Publication Date: September 09, 2010
    Teaching Plan: Available with Educator Access
    HKS Case Number: 1933.1
    Case Author: Matthew Andrews
    Faculty Lead: Matthew Andrews
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 2
    Setting: Europe
    Language: English
    _year: 2010-2015
    _pages: 1-15
    _geography: Europe
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