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Video Analysis Essay Questions;Note: Minimum word count for each question is 200 to 250 words.;Provide an overall summary of the video. What are the key lessons learned in relation to management concepts? Provide details and examples to support your answer.;Based on the information provided in the textbook and your review of the video, identify three skills that companies look for in managers. Explain which skills might be most needed for the Camp Bow Wow leaders (franchise owner, general manager, and camp counselor) highlighted in the video. Provide details and examples to support your answer.;Based on the information provided in the textbook and review of the video, define efficiency and effectiveness. Which activities at Camp Bow Wow require high efficiency? Which activities require high effectiveness? Provide details to support your answer.;Based on the information provided in the textbook and review of the video, which managerial roles can be attributed to Sue Ryan (franchise owner) and Candace Stathis (general manager)? Define each of these roles and include details on how they are fulfilling the roles based on their work at Camp Bow Wow. Provide details and examples to support your answer.;Chapter 3;Camp Bow Wow: The Environment and Corporate Culture;Founder stories play an important role in business. Andrew;Carnegie?s rise from a penniless immigrant to a captain of;industry is one of the most famous rags-to-riches stories in;American history. Th e tale of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard;starting HP in a garage has inspired a generation of Silicon;Valley computer whizzes. More recently, Heidi Ganahl?s launch;of Camp Bow Wow has become a powerfully motivational;story of triumph over tragedy.;Most people know Camp Bow Wow as a fun franchise that;off ers doggie day care for pet owners on the go. But the company?s;emergence from a single kennel in Denver, Colorado, to a;$40 million dollar franchise is as inspirational a story as any in;business.;?After my husband died, I was struggling to fi nd purpose;in life and energy to get out of bed every day,? said Heidi;Ganahl in a recent interview about her popular camp for dogs.;?I remember my dogs sitting there with tennis balls, dropping;them at the base of the bed, like, ?Come on, get out of bed, life;goes on, you have to keep moving, play ball?, ? the 44-year-old;entrepreneur recalled.;When Ganahl and her fi rst husband were in their midtwenties;the dog-loving duo dreaded leaving pets at cold;cramped clinics, and they dreamed of a better way to care for;animals. Th e couple drew up plans for a dog-friendly kennel;business and even began discussing a launch. Th en, tragically;Ganahl?s husband died on a Stearman WWII biplane joyride off ered as a gift for his 25th birthday. Heidi?s life went into a;tailspin. Depressed and raising her child alone, Ganahl frittered;away nearly $1 million dollars received in a settlement, until;her brother stepped in and urged her to launch the business she;envisioned with her husband. Th e intervention was magic, and;Heidi?s dogs gave her the extra motivation she needed to move;forward. ?I could not have started Camp Bow Wow if it wasn?t;for them,? Ganahl says of her furry four-legged friends.;Heidi?s life story has helped transform Camp Bow Wow;into one of the fastest growing franchises in the United States.;Th e transition from a small family business to a national chain;however, required big changes in the company?s culture. ?As I?ve;grown the company through the years with family and friends;and then getting to know the people who work for me and the;franchisees who have come into the system, the focus had to shift;from a family-based culture to a business-and-performanceoriented;culture,? Ganahl said. Her 2003 decision to turn Camp;Bow Wow into a franchise was the right move. ?Beginning to;franchise wasn?t something that I originally had in the plan, but;it was the perfect fi t for me because it allowed me to be the visionary;and not handle the day-to-day operations,? Ganahl said.;According to Camp Bow Wow?s top dog, corporate culture;has many elements: it can mean logos and branded material, a;presence on the Internet, or even the relationships developed;with customers and employees. But a key element of Camp;Bow Wow?s culture that doesn?t exist in other franchises is the;staff ?s deep emotional connection with animals. Th e connection;is immediately apparent at Camp Bow Wow?s corporate;headquarters, where offi ces are bustling with employees and;pets alike. ?What we do is focus on what?s important to us, and;that?s the animals,? Ganahl said. ?Whether it?s the Foundation;our franchises, or our camp counselors, it all comes through;in diff erent ways, and it all goes back to the same thing: it?s all;about the pets. If we keep that focus and that commitment, I;think our culture will be alive and well for a long time.?;https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y2mbC_Tx_4I

 

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