Answer the following questions regarding this case study: (3 Pages Required)

  1. Why does a more participative management style (“tipping the pyramid over”) lead to greater responsiveness to customers’ needs, increased accountability, and more innovative solutions to challenges than a hierarchical “command and control” structure?
  2. Under what circumstances might the hierarchical “command and control” structure produce superior results?
  3. What factors do you believe led UGG/ AU to be pioneers in ERM? Was it the industry/ company/ history/ circumstances? Was it a changed organizational “culture” or perhaps good management? Describe the leading factor(s) in your response.

Required Material:

 Topic:  Chapter 7 – “Turning the Organizational Pyramid Upside Down Ten Years of Evolution in Enterprise Risk Management at United Grain Growers”