HR Restructuring - The Coca Cola & Dabur Way

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HR Restructuring
Case Length : 08 Pages
Period : 1995-2001
Organization : Coca Cola India Limited, Dabur
Pub Date : 2002
Teaching Note : Available
Countries : India
Industry : Food, Beverages & Tobacco


The case study 'HR Restructuring - The Coca-Cola and Dabur Way' looks at the human resource restructuring exercises taken up Coca-Cola and Dabur in the late 1990s. The case essentially brings out the different circumstances that led to the restructuring and the repercussions of the exercise. The case is designed to make the students appreciate the diverse circumstances that led to the HR restructuring exercise at Coca-Cola and Dabur. Besides understanding the necessity of restructuring an organization's human resources, the students should understand the contrast between the restructuring at the two companies. At the end of the case-discussion, the students should have grasped the following issues:

How Coca-Cola's problems led to a massive organizational restructuring exercise, with HR as the focal point. Dabur's endeavor to become an FMCG major, which necessitated organizational restructuring with HR changes as the pivotal aspect. The details of the restructuring exercise. The case is intended for MBA/PGDBM level students for their Human Resources Elective.


HR restructuring exercises by Coca Cola & Dabur, circumstances that led to the restructuring of HR, results of those exercises


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The Leader Humbled 1
The Sleeping Giant Awakes 2
Restructuring the Mess 4
The after Effects 6


HR Restructuring, Coca-Cola, Dabur, human resource restructuring, 1990, circumstances, repercussions, HR restructuring, exercise, FMCG

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