Sheover Case Study Lowell

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It was a unique experience to hear Kathy lead a meeting; typically she only moderates. Much of the meeting was spent rallying the troops. The C suite shakeup appears to have gone well; however, Kathy and the other 1300 I leaders have continued to push the change as a positive for both the company as a whole and our division. There seem to be unspoken fears regarding the division’s security under new leadership. At the legislative team meeting, Robert attempted to assuage fears that Hans may not be as partial to the policy group as Lowell. Hans is neither an American citizen (making it difficult to be involved in politics in the same way as Lowell has been) nor particularly interested in politics in the first place. Many expressed vailed concerns that this political apathy could be reflected in how the policy team is directed. Reporting back on the leadership meeting, both Kathy and Robert were adamant in their belief that there would be no change in how the division is run. Kathy’s first point to the team was to reiterate how …show more content…
Kathy was quick to point out that in order to achieve its goals – both short and long term – Verizon will need to purchase more spectrum space as well as get on top of small cell legislation at the local level. AT&T purchased a significant amount of low-end spectrum; however, Verizon’s plans are markedly different. Instead of focusing on traditional spectrum space, Verizon’s market edge will stem from millimeter frequencies (which operate in a different manner than the traditional low-end frequencies). I thought that it was interesting that she revealed the market name for this technology, Ultra-Wide Band. The D.C. policy and legal groups seem to occupy a unique position within the company. They don’t strictly fit into the traditional hierarchy; instead, they simultaneously operate at the fringes of the organization as well as the C-Suite level. The structure still seems vague to