Vector (B): Labour Negotiations at Maxime Platform

Published 01 Jan 2003
Reference 5067
Topic Strategy
Region Europe
Length 4 page(s)
Language English

Case B covers the period between May and October 2001. It describes the change and effects of a new leadership style on the negotiation process. It shows how Hamilton, by bridging the gap and building new relationship with the different stakeholders (local, regional and national unions; employees and their families, the community), manages to energize his management team throughout the long and difficult project and prepare employees for their transition from their past to their future.

Teaching objectives

Vector: Labour Negotiations at Maxime Platform is a comprehensive case series that can be used to discuss the relationship between strategy implementation and emotions management of various internal and external stakeholders in a period of radical traumatic change (relocation, downsizing, re-engineering, etc.). The cases illustrate the importance of leadership style and initiatives in managing people and emotionally-intense situations.

  • Union negotiations
  • Emotions management
  • Change management
  • Middle management
  • Downsizing
  • Adrian Hamilton