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Satera Conflict Essay

1956 words - 8 pages

Imatron Systems, Inc. (ISI) is a private company who is contracted with the U.S. government to design a satellite camera to monitor environmental threats. The contract is extremely important for the company because it serves as a platform for future technology, and for meeting profit targets during 2000 and 2001. The Vice President of research and development at the Remote Imaging Division (RID) of Imatron Systems, Rick Levinger, formed the Satera team to create the camera. The Satera team consists of seven “highly intelligent and educated” engineers. Heading the team is Gary Pinto. The team is in danger of missing the target deadlines set forth in the contract due to conflict between ...view middle of the document...

S. government. Pinto has seen both designs and is prepared to make a decision but is still hesitant because he is afraid of demotivating the other engineer.
At Imatron, there is a lack of executive leadership. There are managers but no leaders. Ultimately, the lack of executive leadership created an environment where conflict fostered. At the highest level of leadership is Rick Levinger. He failed the Satera team as a leader in several ways due to his laissez faire approach to leadership. Rick Levinger knew that the Satera team was having difficulties due to the conflict between Lovas and Bennett going into the meeting with Gary Pinto. The case states: “Levinger was painfully aware that, for all the long hours the Satera team was putting in, its progress had slowed over recent weeks”. As a leader he shouldn’t have allowed the team to be unproductive for weeks. Upon noticing the problem, he should have stepped in to support, and guide Pinto in uniting the team and resolving the conflict early on so that the team would not be in danger of missing the deadline. A leader is tasked with getting the right people to do the job and delegating the work to them. Unfortunately Levinger failed to do this when organizing the Satera team. He should have recognized that Pinto has a slightly introverted and sensitive nature and would have difficulty managing two very strong and opposing personalities like Lovas’ and Bennett’s. There is an opportunity for truly innovative designs if Lovas and Bennett collaborated effectively together but they obviously need a leader who is capable of uniting them. During the meeting between Levinger and Pinto, Levinger recognized that it was time for Pinto to take action in regards to the conflict between Lovas and Bennett but as a leader he should have taken action. Levinger skirted any responsibility in regards to the Satera team. He merely delegated them a task and awaited the results. A leader’s role is to lead, influence, command, and guide. As an executive leader, Levinger did none of those things. He was merely a sounding board for Pinto’s troubles. The lack of leadership from the top resulted in Pinto put in a leadership position that he is not confident in, and did nothing to develop Pinto as a leader. Imatron Corporation needs to focus on developing leaders if they want to inspire their engineers and employees. The corporation fails to develop leaders prior to placing them in charge of important projects where meeting deadlines is vital to the finance’s of the corporation. In order for any company to be successful it needs strong executive leadership in order to successfully convey the strategic vision and goals to its employees.
Conflict amongst members of the Satera team can be further explained through the organizational culture at Imatron Systems, Inc. The corporation specializes in the design and development of imaging systems, and as such, has an engineer-dominated culture. The institution is...

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