Case | HBS Case Collection | August 2011 (Revised November 2012)

Ramesh Patel at Aragon Entertainment Limited

by Anthony J. Mayo and Joshua D. Margolis

Abstract

Ramesh Patel, a high potential employee, was excited to be named to the company's New Horizons Board, a select team responsible for producing recommendations for new products or line extensions for Aragon Entertainment. Patel's co-worker and friend, Jeremy Gibson was also named to the Board, and the two were assigned to work together on a sub-taskforce. Patel was frustrated by Gibson's lack of effort and support on the taskforce and decides he must confront Gibson about his behavior.

Keywords: Groups and Teams; Conflict and Resolution; Conflict Management; Interpersonal Communication; Spoken Communication; Communication Intention and Meaning; Jobs and Positions; Performance; Entertainment and Recreation Industry;

Citation:

Mayo, Anthony J., and Joshua D. Margolis. "Ramesh Patel at Aragon Entertainment Limited." Harvard Business School Case 412-042, August 2011. (Revised November 2012.)