In early years, Polaroid tried to continuously fend of its competition, but this time it wasn’t working. Eventually, after 10 years the courts ruled in favor of Polaroid, which led to the cease in production of Kodak’s instant picture production. Before its retirement, the brand was trying to reinvent itself to innovate and shift into a market that was on a decline in the consumer-based photography market. The company had to fire workers and close factories due to the market change towards digital cameras (Staff, B). Being in the middle of recreating a new a strategic position for the polaroid brand, the company was suffering losses left and right.
small size, with keyboard at that time. After it, they introduced Apple II followed by Apple Macintosh in 1984 with brilliant graphics and control with a mouse. In 1983, they also launched Apple Lisa but it was failed. In 1985 after resignation from Apple, he founded NeXT a computer platform development company specializing in state of the art, higher end computers for higher-education and business markets. In 1997 after acquisition of NeXT by Apple and re-appointment of Jobs as CEO for Apple, Jobs with the Think different campaign worked closely with designer Jonathan "Jony" Ive towards a line of devices that would have larger cultural ramifications: the iMac; iTunes; Apple Stores; the iPod; the iTunes Store; the I Phone; the App Store; and the I Pad.
The part where he fired his own friend, he was thinking at a business prospective and did not let his emotions take over because it was his friend. As a CEO or owner of a company you have to make the right decisions, even if it mean firing the most loyal people but if you have someone who can do the job/task better then you have no choice but to fire them. What I did not like about the film, comparing it to the Steve Jobs biography, they missed out quite a few things in the film that were mentioned in the biography. What I thought was interesting was the fact that Apple I was made in a garage. Jobs called so many people and the refused to help him with his project until one guy decided to check out Jobs” project and that’s when it started going platinum.
Jobs also explains that he got fired from his own company, which left him devastated. Although Jobs was going through the worst part of his life, he realized that even though, he no longer had the company he began with, Apple, he could still do the thing that he knew and loved best, innovate and start over. Consequently, Jobs started a new company named NeXT, a computer and software company, and another one named Pixar, a computer animation film studio, two companies that are successful in their respective fields. In addition to his economic success, Jobs also felt in love with a woman that would eventually become his wife. After a couple of years, Apple bought NeXT and he returned to Apple, but now besides his job success, he also had an amazing family.
He rules with a transformational leadership style where a leader inspires positive changes in his followers. There are four different components of transformation leadership. Intellectual stimulation is when a leader encourages creativity among his team. Individualized consideration is when support and encouragement are given to individuals rather than to an entire team. Inspirational motivation is when a leader is able to clearly communicate his vision to his followers.
Steve Jobs, the founder of the Apple company, was another “famous drop out”. He quit his classes at the age of 19 to find something more appealing to him, and instead he began to take creative writing and calligraphy courses. Finding the right career option can prevent a student from dropping out and will allow them to enjoy school
It could be assessed that Jobs depicted a transformational leadership style through his initiatives of creating a vision, guiding his followers to achieve it through effective inspiration thereby leading to a change in the individuals and the social systems as well. These are the basic traits of a transformational leader (Warrick, 2011). The feeling of achievement through the delivery
Over the recent years, Apple has struggled with a critical issue that could have led the company to international affairs, having a huge impact on the brand image: the working conditions in its supply chain. As written above, many factory workers of Apple’s main supplier, Foxconn, committed suicide over the years. A few stories and documentaries got released to report such behavior in how Apple treated its employees, far from the fairly and ethically values stated in the CSR method. However, being a perfect Social Responsible company is utopian, even more in the electronics industry, where the Supplier Code of Conduct is considered as the toughest one, unlike other industries. It means that it is not easy, even for a huge organization like Apple, to enforce and improve its CSR impact.
Here they also act as tutor and counsellor (Bass, 1985) c. Inspirational motivation: Leaders here act as motivators. They stimulate and encourage subordinates to achieve clearly set vision and mission. In this aspect, teamwork productivity is enhanced. d. Intellectual stimulation: Leaders encourage followers to be innovative in their thought process for new ways of doing things. This can be done by organizing a business idea pool sessions (Onyejekwe.
Our lack of ability to collaborate successfully has been lamented by Donald Straus, who after serving as a professional arbitrator and president of the America Arbitration Association, was compelled to write that the long-range consequences of our problem-solving efforts will produce only “losers”. (Larson & J. LaFasto, 1989) The vision has to include all the requirement specifications, to have a unit and satisfied teamwork, because working together can make a growth for the business. We can use Google Company as an example; the tech giant charged a team to find out. The project, known as Project Aristotle, took several years and included interviews with hundreds of employees and analysis of data about the people on more than 100 active teams at the company. The Googlers looked hard to find a magic formula—the perfect mix of individuals necessary to form a stellar team—but it wasn’t that simple.