When a Pandemic Hits: Treading H2O and the Possible Pox (D)

3 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2008

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Gerry Yemen

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Erika Hayes James

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Jason Clifton

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

This five case series, sold as a package, presents an opportunity for students to understand that leadership mindset is not going from crisis to crisis, but anticipating and shaping your organization. Through four case scenarios, students learn the need to recognize when there is a crisis situation, explore problems that often occur when issues are ignored, and take appropriate actions to remedy the situation. The setting for the (D) case is five months after the outbreak. There have been 20 reported deaths among colleagues, and 52% of Treading H2O's workforce is absent. A vaccine has been released in limited quantities. The provider of the corporate medical plan contacted Treading H2O's benefits coordinator and walked through the procedure for distributing allocated doses of the H2H vaccine. All employees and dependents were eligible to receive the vaccination. The company's allocation amounted to 1,000 vaccinations. The medical plan provider has asked how your H2O executives would like to select the recipients.

Keywords: crisis management

Suggested Citation

Yemen, Gerry and James, Erika Hayes and Clifton, Jason, When a Pandemic Hits: Treading H2O and the Possible Pox (D). Darden Case No. UVA-OB-0943. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1282439

Gerry Yemen (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

Erika Hayes James

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States
434-924-4796 (Phone)
434-924-0714 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty/james.htm

Jason Clifton

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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