Gene One

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In this paper I will attempt to help Gene One solve their current problems that they are experiencing as a result of poor planning by management with a new IPO strategy. Although I believe that they were looking out for the company’s/employees’ best interest, the lack of a solid game plan has led us to this point where the working relationship between management has failed. While attempting to uncover the optimal solution I will look at the factors that should be considered when evaluating all options. My hopes are to bring to light why one solution is better than the next as it relates to the vision and goals of the company. This will be done by examining evidence from outside sources that have been through similar situations. This solution will be centered on transformational leadership and organizational culture. By identifying the primary causes of the failed strategy’s implementation, I will dissect and attempt to salvage the IPO strategy that Gene One will still need to carry out.
In reading this scenario, one thing obvious from the onset; the senior leadership team at Gene One is not all on the same page. Anytime there is a culture change within an organization there will be resistance by some to change. In the case of Gene One they are no more immune than any other company. Evidence of this could be seen from the interactions of Teri and Michelle at the 1st leadership meeting after the board’s approval of the IPO plan. “What’s the matter, Michelle? Not finding enough challenges in finance, so you want to get into research? We’re in the plant research and bio-agriculture industry. I would assume you know that cancer is a whole different business that would require a different set of capabilities from a people perspective and a plant perspective. And it would take over a billion dollars as well as 10 years to complete Phase one, two and three research on a…...

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