MBA 687 Strategic planning – Building or managing business becomes complicated

MBA 687 Strategic planning – Building or managing business becomes complicated

Task

Building and managing a business becomes more complicated during growth, demanding more from leadership, teams, and employees. Rapid growth may affect performance across the board. It is important to recognize and stay ahead of these changes brought by scale while considering the lifecycle of the organization. In your initial post, address the following: Introduce yourself, including some information about your educational background, professional background, or both, along with what you hope to gain from this course.

Then, answer the following questions:

What are two key challenges that organizations may come across when they are scaling? What role do middle managers and team leaders play when scaling an organization? What are some characteristics middle managers and team leaders should have to support a growing organization? In your response to two peers, address the following: Compare the scaling challenges that you have chosen to the choices of your peers. Explain the importance of communication style and work collaboration processes in overcoming these challenges. Do you agree with the characteristics of managers identified by your peers? Justify your view. 

Peer 1 response

Adam Dietz man posted Oct 11, 2021

 
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Hello Class,
My name is Adam Dietz man. I am from the southeast coast of Massachusetts. I was in the Army, working as a medic.  I was based out of New York and Texas. I am now living in Florida. I went to Nova Southeastern University for my bachelor’s degree in applied professional studies in biological and physical sciences with a concentration in marine biology. I furthered my education with Marine Professional Training for a 50 ton United States Coast Guard Maritime Marine Coastal license. I work as a captain of a dive charter and as a dive master for scuba diving students at a university. I enjoy business and finance. I am looking forward to continuing my MBA courses at SNHU.
 
In business, scaling is creating a model to help the company expand with proper staffing, technology, and internal processes (Campbell 2019). For organizations, key challenges that they may face when scaling are possible resistance to change from employees. Employees could be in different, for the change, against the change, and extremely against change. The second key challenge is obtaining proper staffing. It is important to have both experienced and new staff mix together. Hiring is a long process and is time-consuming.
 
When scaling an organization, the roles of the middle managers and team leaders are to introduce and communicate the change. They must make sure the changes are implemented, and they must monitor the success or failure of the new processes. Middle managers and team leaders need to have specific qualities when supporting a growing organization. Leaders need to be caring but firm. They need to work with the people, but also hold the authority to make sure the transition goes smoothly.
 
 Thank you,
 
 Adam Dietz man
 
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Peer 2 response

Hi my name is Dennett Brown and I live in Central Florida.  I am married and have two beautiful girls.  One in High School and my baby is now in 4th grade.  I hold a Bachelor in Accounting and now pursuing my MBA.  I completed my Bachelor 10 years ago and never really thought of going back to school due to how expensive schooling are and also because I had my small kids at the time, it just seems like a lot.  Anyways I am glad I made the step.  It has been a challenge so far but I am hanging in there.  My life motto is, “Nothing beats a trial but a failure” and therefore failure is not thing I strive for.

 
I currently work for a large commercial landscape company in their accounting department as an Account Receivable Specialist. I do like working 
for my company because the atmosphere and culture is family-oriented and management does show concerns and care for each employee’s personal health and wellbeing.  My department is not big but I still have hopes after graduation that a position will open that I can apply for and grow with the company.
 
o    What are two key challenges that organizations may come across when they are scaling?
 
Two challenges that an organization may come across when they are scaling are
1. Growing revenue while maintaining profit and
2. Team productivity and culture.
 
o    What role do middle managers and team leaders play when scaling an organization?
 
The role of middle managers is to allocate resources to achieve goals and team leader’s carries out the plan.
 
o    What are some characteristics middle managers and team leaders should have to support a growing organization?

 
Some characteristics of middle managers are, effective communication skills, good decision-making skills and knowing how to delegate.  For team leaders, some characteristics they possess is similar to that of the middle managers, they should also be kind and fair, respectful to others, show integrity and have confidence in the abilities of their team members.
 
Building and managing a business becomes more complicated during growth, demanding more from leadership, teams, and employees. Rapid growth may affect performance across the board. It is important to recognize and stay ahead of these changes brought by scale while considering the lifecycle of the organization.
 
In your initial post, address the following:
•    Introduce yourself, including some information about your educational background, professional background, or both, along with what you hope to gain from this course.
•    Then, answer the following questions:
 
1.  What are two key challenges that organizations may come across when they are scaling?
2.  What role do middle managers and team leaders play when scaling an organization?
3.  What are some characteristics middle managers and team leaders should have to support a growing organization?
 

In your response to two peers, address the following:

 
•    Compare the scaling challenges that you have chosen to the choices of your peers. Explain the importance of communication style and work collaboration processes in overcoming these challenges.
•    Do you agree with the characteristics of managers identified by your peers? Justify your view.

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