From the e-Activity, examine the actions that Mulally engaged in that resulted in Ford becoming a more successful company. Examine how these actions relate to functional and dysfunctional conflict scenarios in the related vignette in Chapter 10.
- When Allan Mulally, a former Boeing executive, was appointed CEO of Ford Motor Company, many wondered if an “airplane guy” could run a car company. Fortune magazine named him Executive of the Year in 2010. Use the Internet to research Mulally’s actions at Ford that resulted in him being awarded this title. Be prepared to discuss.