Last year, your company, a supplier of electronic hard ware, adopted a new environmental strategy in which the long-term overlaps of shared values between the needs of the company and the needs of society and the environment receive special attention. In this context, your company has begun with the development of new technologies that should provide the means to extract, from electronic waste, the raw materials needed in the production of new units. In this sense, the company hopes both to better secure the supply of those needed raw materials in the future as well as comply with newly established legal environmental standards. However, the development of that technology proves to be more costly and more challenging than expected. And whilst the board of directors, at last year’s general assembly of shareholders, received great support for its decision to develop the new technologies, important shareholders have now voiced their serious concern that the strategy appears to be too costly, putting the company’s economic performance at risk.
The CEO is a much appreciated person; many consider him an ethical leader. However, he is not what one would call an authoritative, inspirational leader. Especially when it comes to communication, he appears to have trouble in bringing a message across in an inspiring manner. Many believe that it is because of this shortcoming that some shareholders don’t trust the companyto be able to successfully complete the development of the new technologies. Many believe that his resignation would solve that problem. He, however, does not seem to share that view.
In view of the above-described situation, which-one(s) of the following statement(s) is(are) correct? See visual for I, II, and III.