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Managment Case Study - Pope John Paul and the Catholic Church

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13TH DECEMBER 2011 Case 2: Pope John Paul 2: CEO of the world?s largest organization O.T.D Tuesday (6-9) Q1) How do the following evaluate the catholic church?s effectiveness: (a) the pope; (b) the curia; (c) the parish priest; (d) the typical catholic layperson? Ans: 1. In our view, Pope John Paul 2 the CEO of the world?s largest organization-Roman Catholic Church- is following the ?Goal Approach? in evaluating the effectiveness of this huge organization. As his press secretary stated ?He wants things to be done?, so he emphasizes on achievement of the goals by telling his subordinates what to do and letting them do their jobs. ...read more.

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Q2) Describe Catholic Church?s organization today. Has this structure changed under john Paul?s leadership? Ans) Catholic Church organization comprises of: It is the same structure that was in place ago but the main difference John Paul?s leadership has brought is the replacement of most Italian Clergy in Curia. It has given the administration new ideas and a complete turnover. Q3) Are there other ways to structure an organization of the size of the Catholic Church? Ans) Restructuring this huge type of organization is almost impossible. Its very difficult to alter that wider span of control or to centralize it. The only way to improve this structure (In my view) ...read more.

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Ans) The Commonality between both the CEOs is their devotion to their work, the way they understand their organization goals and the way they want those to be achieved. Both renowned for bringing a turnaround in their respective organizations when it was needed the most. But the main contrast in both the characters is that one is a CEO of a profit organization and the other being the head of a religious nonprofit organization. Both are pursuing different ultimate goals. One seeks to achieve the goal of profit maximization while the other seeks the maximum satisfaction of his followers and the strict implication of his religion. Both follow the same strategy but their domain is totally different. Submitted by: Zeeshan Hyder Shah Maria Shahzad Ashar Najeeb Khan Shahbaz Khan Amber Nisar ...read more.

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