Case study 1:
W.L. Gore – Culture of Innovation (page 555).
After reading the case, answer the following questions: Describe Gore’s global organizational design challenge? What should Gore do to build effective global teams? How will Gore’s culture affect the virtual global teams? What is Gore’s strategy for the 21st century?
Case study 2:
Rondell Data Corporation (page 565).
After reading the case, answer the following questions: Describe the management style at Rondell Data Corporation. Would you classify Rondell Data Corporation as a mechanistic or organic design? What challenges does Rondell face?
Case study 3:
IKEA: Scandinavian Style (page 572).
After reading the case, answer the following questions: What are IKEA’s organizational design elements? How does IKEA approach innovation? Describe IKEA’s culture. What challenges does IKEA face?