Sealed Air Taiwan Analysis
By Lynn Sharp Paine, Robert J. Crawford Source
Problems s and Issues
The Sealed Air Taiwan is currently exposed to succession problem and lack the availability of leadership who could govern the business operations and help it recover from the current state, where the business is generating operating losses. However, Sealed Air Taiwan is also facing staff related issues, meanwhile;since Sealed Air Taiwan is being controlled by Sealed Air Corporation from its US headquarter, hence, the cultural difference of the two countries in managing the business and employees are the key issues of Sealed Air Taiwan.
Alternatives and Likely Outcomes of these Alternatives
Sealed Air Corporation, from its headquarter in the United States have been trying to hire a general manager for Sealed Air Taiwan for successfully overseeing the business operations and can play his training and development of sales staff and other team members, but Sealed Air could not find a better fit for its Taiwan operations and finally posted Mr. Kayser as the general manager of Sealed Air Taiwan. However, Kayser could not manage the business in order to improve the profitability of operations. Sealed Air can overcome this lack of leadership issue either through removing Kayser and appointing a new manager who is local Taiwanese and knows the culture and traditional values of China.
However, the appointment of a new manager will require screening and selection of candidates from within the Taiwan, hence; the recruitment process would be a lengthy and difficult process for Sealed Air Corporation who has no previous experience of similar hiring. Alternatively, Sealed Air can retain Kayser as the manager, meanwhile, he can be provided with the training on Chinese culture in Taiwan, which will enable Kayser to effectively handle the situations and deal with the sales staff without affecting their cultural preference and beliefs.
Furthermore, the staff related issues can...