Tom is struggling to identify a management style that he would consider a fit for him and Sun City Boards. He has asked you to review the history of management and propose a management approach that would be appropriate for Sun City Boards. A key challenge for Tom is how to balance the need for creativity in surfboard design and development with the need for control of the manufacturing process to maintain the high level of product performance that the company is known for and that supports it’s premium price.
I have added some detailed explanation on how to answer the assignment questions below.
Review the management practices and operating assumptions covered in the History of Management module with Tom’s request in mind.