Assignment No 2
Due Date: (05-01-2012)
Falcon Airways (FA) is one of the largest airline companies in Scandinavia. FA was incorporated in 1942. And since then it had been recognized as a superior service provider among its competitors. But for the last 2-3 years it has lost its credibility to an extent that it is at the verge of closure now. The majority of its airplanes are not sturdy enough to take flights and have been grounded due to technical faults – causing massive disruption in the flight schedules. The planes which are in a position to fly are facing scarcity of fuel; for which the national and international flight schedules are affected drastically.
The technical staff blames their top-level management for not providing the required spare parts and other facilities. They also criticize the top-level for making non-pragmatic policies which have nothing to do with the development of FA; rather they are more concerned with their personal benefits.
Due to fuel shortage FA is forced to cancel many of its international flights and the passengers have no other option but to select another available airline. In this era, competition is very high and there are data copied from vu solutions.com multiple airlines competing to grab the considerable market share of FA. Along with the reduction in operations of FA, the existing workforce is overstaffed. The public blames corruption for this decline in FA, and demands an immediate remedy for the survival of FA – else it would vanish sooner. Some people say that lengthy and prolonged plans may be futile as survival is at stake right now and no time is available for in-depth investigations.
Keeping in mind the above scenario, answer the following questions: (Total marks 15)
1. What are the managerial issues currently faced by FA? 5 marks
2. Authoritative, Collaborative and Intervention are the three major management styles that can be adopted by the managers. For solving the issues of FA, which style would you prefer and why? 5 marks
3. Among top-level, middle-level, lower-level management and technical staff, who can serve as effective change agent? Provide reasons. 5 marks