| HBS Case Collection
(Revised from original 1993 version)
Describes the formation, selection, and experience of a task force with multidepartmental membership. The problems faced by the task force leader at the end of the case raise issues of who does the selection; the establishment of group norms, values, and goals; the leadership of a task force; confidentiality and responsibility; individual rivalry; and intergroup conflict and politics. A rewritten version of an earlier case.
Problems and Challenges;
Groups and Teams;
Gabarro, John J. "Aston-Blair, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 494-015, October 2004. (Revised from original July 1993 version.)