Progressive Case Study

MacArthur and Associates is a business solutions organization.  The company was founded in 1962 and is celebrating 50 years in business.  The company started as a small temporary personnel firm.  Eventually, the company expanded into a firm that specializes in staffing, contract IT services, equipment leasing, and HR services.  The company is privately held by the MacArthur family.  The founder’s son is currently the CEO and daughter is the CFO.  Both the son and daughter were brought up in the firm and assumed their positions when their father retired 10 years ago. MacArthur and Associates has regional offices in most states and the corporate office is located in Dallas, Texas.  MacArthur provides services to approximately 5000 businesses nationally catering to the small and medium sized businesses with revenues under $100,000,000.  MacArthur provides services through either their staff or personnel of around 20,000 temporary and fulltime service providers.  Full-time employees number at 500 nationally. The company is financially sound and has traditionally small to moderate growth annually.  At 50 years old, the company is positioned to make significant growth.  MacArthur is looking to improve performance as well as their ability to function as a learning organization.  You (the leader) and your team have been hired as consultants to assist them with making the necessary changes.  **Apply the theories, concepts, and applications you learned throughout the course.  Feel free to incorporate other components that will realistically improve the scenario. You will present the top three models for them to consider. Include your ethical guidelines as a consultant. 

* – The report should be a minimum of 250 words with three different reponses ith supporting references. Please make a recommendation with your explanation for each model.

* – No plagiarism

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Videos

  • Senge: Organizational Learning Expert; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLFCrv7-XlI
  • The Importance of Learning in Organizations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUP4WcfNyAA