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Describes the formation, selection and experience of a Task Force with multidepartmental membership. The problems of the task force leader at the end of the case facing raise questions about who makes the selection, the establishment of group norms, values, and goals that lead a task force, confidentiality and responsibility, individual rivalry and inter-group conflicts and politics. Based on Belmont White and Co. stores Vandercook, Inc. Learned by EP.

Describes the formation, selection and experience of a Task Force with multidepartmental membership. The problems of the task force leader at the end of the case facing raise questions about who makes the selection, the establishment of group norms, values, and goals that lead a task force, confidentiality and responsibility, individual rivalry and inter-group conflicts and politics. Based on Belmont White and Co. stores Vandercook, Inc. by EP Learned.
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John J. Gabarro
Source: Harvard Business School
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Release date: 01 August 1975. Prod #: 476018-PDF-ENG
Acton-Burnett, Inc. HBR case solution