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Case Length : 11 Pages
Period : 1981-2001
Pub Date : 2002
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : GE
Industry : Varied
Countries : USA


'The case 'GE and Jack Welch' talks about the leadership style of Jack Welch, ex-Chairman and CEO of General Electric.

Jack Welch joined GE in 1960, and was named the CEO in 1981.

In the initial years as CEO, Jack Welch initiated a restructuring plan, which included massive job cuts, positioning the various businesses as number one or number two in the respective segments, and selling off unprofitable ones.

He dismantled the 29 layers of hierarchy and made GE an informal company.

The case also throws light on some of the other important aspects of Jack Welch's strategies like six sigma, globalization, boundaryless organization etc.


Social Strategies of Jack Welch that transformed GE into the most valuable company in the world.


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Introduction 1
The Making of a CEO 2
The Welch Era at GE: 1981-2001 2
Jack Welch's Leadership Style 3
Jack Welch - The Strategist 5
Jack Welch - The Leadership Guru 8
Exhibits 10


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