1. The four functions of management are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Are these all-encompassing, or do you think that there are other functions that should be included? Why or why not?
2. Martin Griffin, the new general manager of Elektra, is attempting to revive the company by changing it from a bureaucratic organization to one in which employees are empowered to be creative. Barbara Russell, leader of the manufacturing team, has come up with several innovative ideas, but is feeling resistance at every turn from other departments, such as HR, finance, and legal. What mistakes has Griffin made in his attempt to change Elektra into a new type of organization? What should he do to correct the situation and get the change back on track? If you were Russell, what would you do?