Why is it important for an organization to have alignment between its strategy and structure?
1. As noted in Chapter 5, many public firms are under intense pressure for short-term (such as quarterly) financial improvements. How might such pressure, in combination with output controls, lead to unethical behaviors?
- What makes some strong cultures helpful in gaining and sustaining a competitive advantage, while other strong cultures are a liability to achieving that goal?
3.Why is it important for an organization to have alignment between its strategy and structure?
- What was the original mission and vision of Theranos found of Elizabeth Holmes? How did Holmes set out to fulfill her mission?
5. What is the designated role of a board of directors? Did the Theranos board of directors fulfill this role? Why, or why not? If not, what was the motivation behind stacking the board the way Holmes did? Explain.