Case | HBS Case Collection | August 2011

Martha Rinaldi: Should She Stay or Should She Go?

by Linda A. Hill and Mark Renella

Abstract

Martha Rinaldi has been an assistant product manager at leading beverage company Potomac Waters since graduating from business school. Rinaldi is frustrated by her relationships with her boss and a close co-worker. Even though she works hard to please her manager, she has received a negative performance evaluation for her first four months. Should Rinaldi leave Potomac for a standing job offer at a company she previously interned with or try to improve her current situation?

Keywords: Interpersonal relations; management styles; power and influence; Managing up; career planning; Conflict, Organizational culture; Management Style; Interpersonal Communication; Personal Development and Career; Organizational Culture; Relationships; Performance Evaluation; Conflict and Resolution; Power and Influence; Food and Beverage Industry;

Citation:

Hill, Linda A., and Mark Renella. "Martha Rinaldi: Should She Stay or Should She Go?" Harvard Business School Brief Case 114-310, August 2011.