Case | HBS Case Collection | December 1998 (Revised May 1999)

Specialty Medical Chemicals

by Richard G. Hamermesh and Lucinda Doran


A new general manager is supposed to rekindle growth. Seven months later, he questions the abilities of his direct reports. An organizational psychologist is brought in to assess his people. The general manager now has to decide who to keep and how to structure his direct report team.

Keywords: Decisions; Employees; Leadership Development; Management Teams; Organizational Structure; Cognition and Thinking;


Hamermesh, Richard G., and Lucinda Doran. "Specialty Medical Chemicals." Harvard Business School Case 399-094, December 1998. (Revised May 1999.)