1. Why might a structured organizational assessment framework be a useful tool in identifying the issues in a situation like...
1. Why might a structured organizational assessment framework be a useful tool in identifying the issues in a situation like the one presented in the Whispering Pines case? (LO 1 and LO 5)
2. What critical issues are evident in the Whispering Pines case? How might these issues be organized within an organizational assessment framework? (LO 1 and LO 5)
3. The most pressing issue in this case is the question of financial viability. While not clear on the specifics, Tim Hayden questions the financial viability of Whispering Pines and asks Lee McBride to prepare a break-even analysis. Option 1: Using the summary financial information provided (included in the case as Appendix A), prepare a break-even analysis showing the number of residents necessary to attain financial viability, with 9 being the maximum possible number of residents. Option 2: Using the sample break-even analysis provided (included in the case as Appendix B), identify the number of residents necessary to attain financial viability and discuss your underlying thinking and assumptions. (LO 2 and LO 5)
4. The Whispering Pines budget is currently dependent on reactive, ad hoc fundraising by board members. What proactive strategies should the board consider to bring the organization back to profitability? (LO 4)
5. In addition to issues related to financial viability, there are several key issues at play in the Whispering Pines case that are preventing the organization from recruiting and retaining the necessary number of residents. How would you describe other issues that are critical to long-term organizational viability? (LO 2 and LO 5)
6. There are many issues impacting the organizational viability of Whispering Pines. How would you prioritize the importance of these issues? (LO 3 and LO 5)
7. What specific recommendations would you make to the client regarding Whispering Pines?