Governance and Talent Management in a Professional Services Firm By Yuliya V. Ivanova, J. Source.
Governance and Talent Management in a Professional Services Firm By Yuliya V. Ivanova, J. Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA) 14 pages. Publication date: Jan 15, 2010. Prod. #: NA0078-PDF-ENG Case study report (No submission is allowed after the deadline). Governance and Talent Management in a Professional Services Firm By Yuliya V. Ivanova, J. Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA) 14 pages. Publication date: Jan 15, 2010. Prod. #: NA0078-PDF-ENG The Academy for Professional Development (APD) was launched in 1993, shortly after Perestroika and the turbulent time of Soviet disintegration. With the support of the Soros Foundation and a local Ministry of Privatization, APD became the most prestigious professional business education and consulting firm in the country. Assembling and training a œteam of talents is always difficult, more so in this case because of the nature of local business practices, the proliferation of professional service firms competing for business and state-director clientele, and the lure of opportunities in more stable environments. As APD gained experience in business education and consulting, different directors implemented new programs and brought different styles of management. As the organization experiences turnover of its professional staff, its founder and Chairman of the Board is concerned about the role he should take as the organization matures. TO COMPLETE: The main text should include two sections, besides introduction and conclusion please remember to use at least four peer reviewed journal articles to also support your case findings: ¢ Section One: A brief summary of the case and identification of the problem proposed by the case. ¢ Section Two: Answer the following questions: 1. What can we learn from the APD case? How did APD’s philosophy, policies, and practices contribute over time to its current talent management issues? 2. Does Golko’s managerial style support or hinder APD’s prestige and growth? Explain. 3. If you were in the position of Dronov as absentee chairman and the now-exiled founder and chief strategist, what steps would you take to improve the situation at APD?