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Introduction Here is in the middle of the holiday season, a festive time when ideally everyone is celebrating, enjoying family and having fun. In anticipation of being fired from his job of three years, John Smithers is home working on his resume. John works at Sigtek, a small telecommunications company, Sigtek was in need of a change and several months earlier Sigtek set in motion a plan to launch a Total Quality Program and John had been appointed one of two site managers to run the program. Not only would this be the key to getting Sigtek set on the right path but, John felt this would be a challenging and rewarding opportunity for him and he would be able to utilize and apply some of …show more content… Telework had plans to change how Sigtek operated; they would implement a new program, a Total Quality program that they would bring to all of its subsidiaries. The goals of the program included improving product and encourage better management practices, and to pull all of the scattered and diverse companies which Telework had acquired under a single umbrella. Sigtek is under new ownership that has plans to influence the way Sigtek currently operates: Under previous leadership Sigtek was left alone to do its own thing.

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But instead of planning surprises and wrapping presents, Smithers was working on his resume. He had already warned his wife that within weeks he expected to be fired by Sigtek, his employer of three years. His boss and mentor had just been demoted to what appeared to be an extraneous position.

He figured it was just a matter of time until his job was taken, too. Eight months earlier, things had looked very different. Not only was Smithers excited at the chance to apply some of the management tenets he believed in so fervently, he also felt that this program could be the key to setting Sigtek on a path toward much needed change. Sigtek was bought 10 years ago by a large technology company which had maintained a hands-off management style, and left Sigtek to its own devices. Sigtek was relatively small and it had faced few competitors in its niche.

With the telecommunications industry in turmoil, both the carriers and the suppliers that served them had stockpiled products, including the signal-handling equipment that Sigtek made. Moreover, for the first time, Sigtek began to face serious competition in its marketplace.

Other changes were in the air. Sigtek had been bought by another company a year earlier. It was revised by Professor John Gabarro. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, used in a spreadsheet, or transmitted in any form or by any means-electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise-without the permission of Harvard Business School.

In November of that year, Telwork began formulating a Total Quality program, based on a highly acclaimed model, In the case of Sigtek, was the change to a Six-Sigma Quality program a directed change or an elected change for the company?

Does this make a difference in how top management supported change of the organization? Identify at least two instances in the case, which demonstrate the level of support provided by top management. The direct change was to find acceptable solutions to problems Sigtek faced in the area of quality, production, and managerial practices. The change was also to implement Six Sigma Quality program, primarily, because the model was successful in other large organizations. Nonetheless, we agree that Telwork fail to adequately plan and research Sigtek before implementation to range its effectiveness.

Because the change was not elected, support rendered by Richard Patricof, VP of Operations, other members of management, and several employees served as a facade, a false cover for non-supportive management as in the case of Sigtek. There was one

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John Smithers at Sigtek Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Introduction Here is in the middle of the holiday season, a festive time when ideally everyone is celebrating, enjoying family and having fun. In anticipation of being fired from his job of three years, John Smithers is home working on his resume. John works at Sigtek, a small telecommunications company, Sigtek was in need of a change and several months earlier Sigtek set in motion a plan to launch a Total Quality Program and John had been appointed one of two site managers to run the program. Not only would this be the key to getting Sigtek set on the right path but, John felt this would be a challenging and rewarding opportunity for him and he would be able to utilize and apply some of his management skills that he believed in so fervently.

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HBR case studies provide anecdotal instances from managers and employees in the organization to give a feel of real situation on the ground. Once refreshed go through the case solution again — improve sentence structures and grammar, double check the numbers provided in your analysis and question your recommendations. If you able smitjers provide a detailed implementation framework then you have successfully achieved the following objectives — Detailed understanding of the case, Clarity of HBR case study fundamentals, Analyzed case details based on those fundamentals and Developed an ability to prioritize recommendations based on probability of their successful implementation. Product details Often history is provided in the case not only to provide a background to the problem but also provide the scope of the solution that you can write for the case jobn.

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But instead of planning surprises and wrapping presents, Smithers was working on his resume. He had already warned his wife that within weeks he expected to be fired by Sigtek, his employer of three years. His boss and mentor had just been demoted to what appeared to be an extraneous position. He figured it was just a matter of time until his job was taken, too.

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