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Chapter 3
Case: The Dim Lighting Co.
Arshini Dhambarage
Baker College

Chapter 3
Case: The Dim Lighting Co.
Name: Jim West
  1. Problems
  A. Micro
  * Short sightedness of the Accounting and Manufacturing departments.
  * Competitor threats.
  B. Macro
  * Profit margin dropped by 15% (poor financial situation)
  * Company is not in a position to spend the capital necessary to fund the project.
  * The potential resignation of Robert Spinks if the project is not funded.
  * If the project were to be funded, the extended time for development and the 30% chance that it might not be a success.
  2. Causes
  * Organizational culture is not consistent throughout all the departments. Accounting and manufacturing departments focus on increasing profits while R&D and marketing departments are open to new innovation and growth.
  * Management is reactive rather than proactive. The company has not produced a new product in the past to capture the market.
  * The history of Robert Spinks leaving companies due to the lack of creativity.

  3. System affected
  * The structural system is affected by not being encouraging towards innovation.
  * The psychosocial system is affected by other departments being intimidated by Robert Spinks.
  * Jim West is under pressure to improve profits.
  * The technical system is affected because the technology of the Micro-miniaturization of lighting sources could bring about major innovation.
  4. Alternatives
  * Ignore the concerns of the accounting and manufacturing departments and go ahead with the micro-miniaturization of lighting sources project.
  * Discard the micro-miniaturization of lighting sources project and invest on the improvements of the current equipment.
  5. Recommendations
  * Invest capital on the new micro-miniaturization of light sources project. Although there is a considerable amount of time until the benefits can be reaped, such an innovation will be helpful...

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