For this assignment you must research a company that has moved its location from the U.S. to a foreign country or from a foreign county to the U.S. You may also use a company that has recently expanded operations so that they have a plant in the U.S. and in a foreign company. However, this must be a real scenario. Once you find your company, answer the following questions throughout your paper. As an example, let’s say that Ford Motor company was operating 100% in the U.S. and was shipping cars across the country, but then they decided to open a manufacturing plant in China to save on shipping costs.
1 – Describe your company and explain what service they provide or what they sell. Did the entire company move all operations, or did only part of the company move?
2 – Why would this company have made the decision for this drastic move? What was behind this decision and what was the goal? Use terms and concepts about the strategies we studied.
3 – Explain what difficulties were involved. What was the greatest challenge regarding the move? Was it the employees, the expense, the culture, the leadership, etc?
4 – Using Goleman’s six leadership styles as described in table 4.5 of our text, explain when each of the six styles may be needed from the time this move to another country is announced, to the time operations are running smoothly after the move. Give examples of what style would be used in which situations. (Make sure you use the six styles we studied in our text and do not use other terms from the internet).
5 – Was the move a success in the long run?
Use terms and concepts that we have studied in the past six weeks. Do not just recount the steps of the move. Discuss leadership styles and when and how they will change during the timeline. Which approaches to change are most appropriate?