Discipline and personality management are big challenges for Team Liquid’s eSports teams of young pro-gaming athletes. Dealing with hot headed personalities and conflict management in eSports may be less physical but still no easier than in traditional sports. Nick Phan, General Manager, wants your creative suggestions for team bonding, trust, and cohesion through daily activities that wouldn’t be a time-sink given player’s schedules.
Yoonsup Choi, Head Coach of the League of Legends team, struggles to inspire a team ethic in young players. These players are more accustomed to gameplay defined by detachment from a physical team. He notices a difference in how players behave on U.S. teams and believes it has something to do with lack of players in the U.S. market. Once players gain recognition at a global level, the power dynamic shifts and star players test their boundaries.
What can Yoonsup do to take back control while inspiring the results he wants from his team?
KIND Healthy Snacks is the fastest growing company in the snack food industry and they have been for quite a while. From an employee perspective, KIND has grown by 425% in just the last three years. Since corporate culture is important to KIND, they have resources dedicated to making sure they're able to maintain the level and quality of culture they have been able to build. That being said, it's a major challenge to maintain the small, close-knit culture they have built as they're growing so quickly; they need your help.
Expanding your sales and development teams into other regions and countries is a difficult endeavor and one that often fails. When things get busy at your primary location, it can be hard to give your employees based at other locations the time they deserve and many things can be miscommunicated, causing errors or offense. Your team members will not know each other as well and this can easily lead to an "us-versus-them" mentality. This case deals with smoothly blending two different cultures in vastly different areas of the world into a cohesive workforce that pays special attention to the how the individuals interact and communicate with each other.
Robert Edell, the CEO of Servy, has the advantage of working with a business partner that he has known for years. They understand each other, motivate one another, and communicate effectively. The company has just raised $800,000 in private equity financing, which means they have enough money to bring on several talented individuals. How should Edell go about finding the right people to begin building the
company and its culture?