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1.3: Assignment- Evaluating Sun City Boards

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    Tom Wilson is a West Coast founder of a high-end surfboard manufacturing company called Sun City Boards. The company did well the first couple of years, but things haven’t been good for a while now. They’re losing money, and Tom’s not sure how much longer they can keep the doors open. As it turns out, Tom doesn’t have a business plan or basic financial statements. Throughout the course, you will help Tom with his planning to keep his business running.


    In this exercise, you will assume a management consultant role and advise Tom on how to prioritize the four primary functions of management—planning, organizing, leading, and controlling—presented in this module.

    1. Reflect on the activities and inter-dynamics of the four functions in the context of Sun City Boards.
    2. Select the one function that you believe is most critical for Tom to address and develop a plan for him to address this management gap prior to a 1:1 situation evaluation meeting.

    Your Task

    Write a three-paragraph coaching email to Tom that includes the following:

    • The most critical function to be addressed, citing specific deliverables/outcomes.
    • The logic for your choice, referencing the other three functions.

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    • Assignment: Evaluating Sun City Boards. Authored by: Nina Burokas. Provided by: Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attribution

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