Too Much Too Soon

1322 words 6 pages
MGMT 121/ SM05(1)

Synopsis The scenario is about Sara Patel; she has finished college and is working in a company called Maddison for three years. The first two years she had worked in sales department but now she is working as a sales trainer in the sales and development department. For a while everything was going smooth, all the people in the department liked her and there was an air of openness, until the department started expanding. The first problem that arose was allocation of funds to the different units in her department, employees were complaining about Sarah allocating more resources in her department. Secondly there were problems allocating funds to the local area
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Planning and organizing are essential characteristics of a manager but Sara was unable to exhibit neither of those. She could neither plan nor organize her department due to which there were issues like messed up schedules and late reports. She couldn’t even organize the budgets because of which there were many arguments.
* The main cause of the issue was expansion of the department because of increasing demand from the company. Firstly there were only eleven people in the department then it increased to twenty-six. * She was always giving more shares of the budget and resources to the T&D department. * She had no previous experience and had just come fresh out of college. * Unnecessary spending of departmental funds for unwisely travel and her own courses. * She became direct with her staff, telling them what to do and where they were wrong. As a result they felt like being treated as kids.

Alternatives * She should get some help getting trained as she doesn’t have enough experience. * She should also look upon the fact that she is working at a managerial position and that she has to treat her staff professionally and not like kids. * She should also know what is happening in the different departments, which can only


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