Reply To: UAS Management – Case #1

  • DeletedUser

    April 17, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Assignment Questions for the Army Crew Team case.

    1. Why does the Varsity Team lose to the JV team?

    They thought they had the JV licked from the get just in the fact that they were picked as first stringers. They lost from the beginning in just their mindset.

    2. What should Coach P. have done differently earlier in the season to resolve this problem? Exactly what point should he have intervened differently?

    He should have put them into the field to see how they all performed and made his decision from that. Coach should have done this at the very beginning instead of relying on objective data.

    3. At the end of the case, what action should Coach P. take on Tuesday? Why do you recommend this action? How should he implement this action? Please be specific.

    Depends on if he wants the better rowers to try and win. Odds are 66% in favor of the JV team being the better team to compete, and if the Varsity team is feeling the downward spiral, they most likely won’t be bringing their “A” Game and the JV team wants to prove themselves. He should have them row against each other again and best two out of three goes on to the real event. This gives everyone something to fight for, might bring the varsity out of their funk and would probably be viewed as fair.

    4. How would you compare the Army Crew team to other types of organizational teams? What are the key similarities and differences? What lessons can we learn from the Army Crew Teams?

    Its easy to get locked into a certain way of doing things and by thinking you are at the top and not keeping an open mind, it can be easy to get passed by. This applies to all avenues that we may find ourselves in in life. If we aren’t careful, we will reap the rewards of Hubris.