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Dawn Riley at America True (C1)
This version of the (C) case can be taught independently of the (A) and (B) cases. Dawn Riley, CEO/Captain of America True, the first coed syndicate to race for the America's Cup, is based in Auckland, New Zealand, where racing will begin in six weeks. Riley has built a culture focused on open communication and shared decision making. But the practice of consensus-based decision making does not seem to be working for two critical issues that have recently come up: a design question about the training boat and an issue about Riley's position on the boat. Riley wonders if it is time to step in. This case describes how Riley built the syndicate, provides information on the sailing and design program, and explores Riley's role as a "producing manager."
Keywords: Problems and Challenges;
Groups and Teams;
North and Central America;