Case About IBM

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Today i’ve been in school for a couple of hours, working on a case based on IBM and how they’ve been working with their organization from a gender-perspective. This is ofcourse interesting from a managerial perspective although I often find myself a bit puzzled about the whole discussion about equality and gender. I’m not saying that it isn’t important, because i think it is, it’s just that for me it’s pretty obvious that it’s what you do that is important, and not so much who you are (minority, male, female, etc.). And the subject also leads me to the question about quotation, which i must say i don’t agree with at all. As i said, the person most suitable should be hired. The risk here is that you get like an reversed discrimination.

I guess that this is also an issue that can be looked at based on different age-groups in society where young people have a more equal way of looking at male/female (at least that’s my experience). So, hopefully this will be a non-issue in the future! ;-) .

Anyways, i also learned some interesting stuff about IBM and especially their history which was more or less an unexplored area for me personally.

We we’re pretty productive today and i really tried to prepare before our meeting which was a winning strategy as we could get going with the work straight away. Will probably finish my parts on the report during the coming days, will add more information about our findings as we complete the case.

Now i will try to focus on reading about IBM’s 5-minute drill and get some thoughts down. After that it’s off to GF’s brother as it is his birthday today!

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