Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2001 (Revised March 2001)

Range, The (A)

by Kathleen L. McGinn, Tracy Thompson and Michael Smith

Abstract

Reveals the potential benefits and pitfalls of reorganization into teams in order to respond to environmental change. Takes place in the newsroom of a metropolitan daily newspaper. Both management and employees struggle to find new balance after a major restructuring into teams upsets the tasked-based and personal relationships in the newsroom.

Keywords: Organizational Change and Adaptation; Groups and Teams; Restructuring; Balance and Stability; Organizational Structure; Business Processes; Journalism and News Industry;

Citation:

McGinn, Kathleen L., Tracy Thompson, and Michael Smith. "Range, The (A)." Harvard Business School Case 801-330, January 2001. (Revised March 2001.)