International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Management | Guyana | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

Case Study - Strategic Organizational Failures at a Glove Manufacturing ABC Company in Sri Lanka

Sven Douglas [2]

Abstract: The glove manufacturing ABC company in Sri Lanka suffered strategic failures due to failures in communication, collaboration, coordination and control (4Cs). The company has been experiencing a number of challenges over the past few years. These include issues with the supply of raw materials, labour shortage, poor decision-making and the follow-on issues of these and an ineffective mechanistic functional organizational structure. The challenges, organizational structure and the structural dimensions of the ABC company were examined and analyzed and a SWOT analysis and McKinsey?s 7Ss model were applied. The results of which highlighted the gaps which exists in the company and provide a position from which the proposed organizational structure was created. The new organizational structure included a separation of responsibilities among three new executives, and the grouping of like departments. All of which, served to provide a means of effective horizontal communication and a means to mitigate the existing issues of the company. Continuous monitoring and evaluation was recommended in order to sustain the recommended changes.

Keywords: Strategic failures, mechanistic organizational structure, glove manufacturing ABC company, 4Cs, McKinsey's 7S model, SWOT

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 1913 - 1920

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