Chapter 14 Case Study

1. What do you think of CEO Ryan Carson’s approach to having no managers? In addition to the case readings in the text, see/hear this interview with Carson.

2. What are your thoughts on Treehouse’s 4-day a week workweek? Is this feasible for most companies? See another interview with Carson.

3. Describe (or illustrate) your current (or past) company’s organizational structure. Do you consider it more hierarchical or flat?

4. The trend has been towards flatter and more organic organizational structures. Do you think this is appropriate for most firms at this point in time? Explain.

Your case write-up should be approximately two pages in length. Submit in paragraph format, typed double-spaced, 12 pt font, with 1” margins with each question response fully shown and analyzed. Incorporating outside reference sources is encouraged for maximum points. Be sure to cite in-text and in a final References section using APA format. Each case is worth 20 points.

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