Nickelodeon has planned to launch its channel in Latin America with Taran Swan as the team leader. The culture of the team of this venture can be differentiated than the culture in other organizations in a number of ways. The organization promoted a culture true to its image connecting with kids and imagination. This is only possible due to the fact that Swan focused on creating a successful team by choosing selective people and training them in the right direction to put all their efforts in the positive and productive direction towards the main goal of the company rather than the personal interests. She showed a visionary style of leadership. However, there are a number of challenges faced by Taran Swan, which have to be faced by her, accordingly.
1. How would you describe the culture at Nickelodeon Latin America. Be specific.
2. How did Swan go about building that culture? (Consider Nickelodeon Latin America's position within its company, its organizational design, and its culture.)
3. How would you describe Swan's leadership style? What impact has it had on the culture?
4. What are the challenges that Swan faces at the end of the case? What actions should she take?
Should she assign an interim director?