Using the outline below analyze the Nordstrom case (available on LearnJCU under Assessments/Presentation)
NORDSTROM CASE STUDY
Using the outline below analyze the Nordstrom case (available on LearnJCU under
The aim is to analyze this case, identify the key problems, and offer solutions for these
problems using organizational behavior concepts and theories.
Case Study Outline
Give a very brief description of the situation outlined in the case study.
Outline what you see as the key problems the case study participants face. It’s key here
not to get distracted by trivia – focus on the main game. Clearly state what the problem is
as you see it, and WHY you see it as key. This requires analysis of the situation, not just a
repetition of it.
At this point, you should outline what you see as possible solutions to the problem you’ve
outlined above. Each should be accompanied by an analysis of their potential strengths
and weaknesses. I would expect to see about three (3) possible strategies for solving the
Here is where you put your professional reputation on the line. Business does not hire
consultants to give them a list of possible solutions, they want their best possible
recommendation. You can’t hedge here, you can’t temporize. Clearly state what they
need to do to implement your solution. You also need to consider here what is possible
for the participants to do, and what they might be WILLING to do.
This section is basically “what could go wrong?” Take into consideration the foreseeable
outcomes (positive and negative) if your recommendation is adopted—and if it isn’t.
You will be working in groups of 5.
It is a 20-minute presentation – 4 mins per person.
|Academic Level||High school|
|Subject Area||Organizational Behavior|
|Paper Type||Presentation or speech|
|Number of Pages||2 Page(s)/550 words|