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Boeing and the Changing Times

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Boeing and the Changing Times
Jennifer VanEtten, Kris Osborne, Stephanie Chambers, Clayton Niesen
MGT/230
April 22, 2013
Steven Prough

Abstract

As you sit in that 747 on the runway it is likely that you attribute the success or lack of success for your timely arrival to the pilot or air traffic controllers. While this seems like the likely choice, it is more often the proper running of each department that ensures not only a timely flight schedule, but a pleasant one at that. Management, regardless of the business, plays a large role in not only the day to day running of a business, but its overall success. They are the team on the ground constantly dealing with internal and external factors that require adaptation and planning.   Boeing is no exception to this and many factors play into its success as a company. Boeing management faces constant challenges and opportunities from many different factors including globalization, technology, innovation, diversity, and ethics. As you read through you will see a few ways that they are overcoming these factors and continue along long the road of learning to adapt with the changes.  

Boeing and the Changing Times

When it comes to any company in the world ethics is a big area that can become blurry and end up being a huge problem at random points in time. You never know what will and what won’t offend people if you don’t do research. Obviously most of it can be eliminated through pure common sense but what about the not so easy things like cultural issues. That’s the kind of things you have to keep in mind when it comes to ethics. The Boeing Company has the same set of issues to deal with when it comes to their airplanes and other products of that sort. They have to make sure their models aren’t designed for specific people, for example they can’t sell their product to one group of people just because they only want to sell to those people. First that would be a major limiter on their business and it would...

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