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(Revised March 1992)
Acton-Burnett, Inc. (A)
Describes the formation, selection, and experience of a task force with multi-departmental membership. The problems faced by the task force leader raise issues concerning the selection of members for a task force, who does the selecting, the establishment of group norms, values, goals, the leadership of a task force, questions of confidentiality and responsibility, individual rivalry and intra-group conflict and politics. A rewritten version of an earlier case by J.J. Gabarro.
Isenberg, Daniel J. "Acton-Burnett, Inc. (A)." Harvard Business School Case 484-005, March 1992. (Revised from original July 1983 version.)