Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2000 (Revised January 2002)

Rob Waldron at SCORE! Educational Centers (Abridged)

by David A. Thomas and Stephanie L. Woerner

Abstract

Describes Rob Waldron's actions upon assuming leadership of SCORE! Educational Centers, an after-school tutoring enterprise. Examines the issue of acquiring and growing a small, privately-owned company into a professional organization, especially regarding corporate culture. Describes the measures Waldron takes to build a culture and how he maintains the culture after the acquisition. Focuses on Waldron's actions in dealing with a growing employee morale problem. Concludes with Waldron deciding whether or not to alter the company's recruiting strategy. Includes SCORE! background material. A rewritten version of an earlier case.

Keywords: Acquisition; Business Growth and Maturation; Decision Making; Education; Human Resources; Recruitment; Leadership; Organizational Culture; Private Ownership; Education Industry;

Citation:

Thomas, David A., and Stephanie L. Woerner. "Rob Waldron at SCORE! Educational Centers (Abridged)." Harvard Business School Case 401-018, October 2000. (Revised January 2002.)