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The video clip you will view (see below) is a scene from the “Fierce Creatures” movie. Rollo, the new zoo manager, is played by John Cleese. Rollo has been assigned to manage a London zoo recently...

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The video clip you will view (see below) is a scene from the “Fierce Creatures” movie. Rollo, the new zoo manager, is played by John Cleese. Rollo has been assigned to manage a London zoo recently acquired by the leadership of an international company. In the scene Rollo is attempting to explain the expectations of his company’s leadership to the zoo employees. There is apparent conflict developing in this meeting as the various stakeholders’ agendas become apparent from the dialogue.

Assignment:

Write a 2-3 page case analysis in which you respond to the following questions.

  • Who are the main stakeholders in the zoo acquisition?
  • How are the values of the stakeholders being expressed in the meeting?
  • What are the important dilemmas apparent in the stakeholders’ dialogue?
  • Discuss the following statement. Stakeholder dilemmas need to be understood and reconciled if leadership transitions are to be effectively implemented in a corporate acquisition.
  • If you were in Rollo’s position, how would you have conducted the meeting?
  • How would you have managed the potential conflicts that could result from new leadership expectations in the zoo?
Answered Same Day Jul 16, 2020

Solution

Sundeep answered on Jul 20 2020
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1. The main stakeholders in the acquisition of the zoo is a company by the name of Octopus which is owned by Mr. Mccain. The organization is a huge empire with a worth of 6 billion dollars ( cu
ent worth ). The owner has multiple stations in New Zealand and has bought the zoo in order to diversify and expand. The expansion plans of Mr. Mc’cain are huge and he expects a return of 20% from each employee. Being the major stakeholder, it is his order that shall be considered.
2. The values of the stakeholders that have been explained in the 3 minute video are that the owner wants results. He isn’t considered about the workers of the zoo and neither considered about the animals that are the part of the zoo. The major consideration of Octopus inc is to make profits and the limit isn’t defined. That means even if the zoo has to let go of non profitable animals and people, they will let go of them and not give a second thought. This behaviour is of a typical acquisition since the owner needs profits to get a return on the investment that he/she has done.
Mr Mc’cain has also allowed to let go of non ferocious animals just to attract the customers to visit the zoo. An employee tried to notify the management law but it was not paid heed to, this simply means that...
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