Case Code : CLHR019
Publication date : 2009
Subject : HROB
Industry : Healthcare
Length : 03 Pages
Price : Rs. 100
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Leadership style, Succession planning, Hospital administration, Medical Director, Hospital expansion, Delegation of authority
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A hospital's expansion in scale and scope is spearheaded by a versatile and much-loved doctor who takes up the role of a Medical Officer and rises to become the Medical Director. This fictitious case (based on generalized experience) discusses the dilemma faced by the founder when there is an adverse change in the leadership style of the Medical Director.
Questions for Discussion:
1. What leadership style does Dr. Shekhar seem to practice? Comment on the change in his leadership style over time.
2. Discuss what possible decisions Velmurugan could take regarding the future leadership of the hospital. In your opinion, which of these decisions would be fair from Velmurugan's perspective both to his protégé and to the institution he had nurtured. What are the pros and cons of this decision?
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