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Is Hewlett-Packard still a Visionary Company This essay considers whether HP is still a visionary company in the terms defined in Collins and Porras book Built to Last The paper suggests that the criteria have been met even after the Compaq merger The work is poorly referenced although there is a list of sources used Written by non native English writer I Introduction II Method A Sources B Definition of visionary company III Results A History of Hewlett-Packard B Hewlett-Packard today 1 Vision Mission and Strategy 2 Reinvention 3 Skepticism today C Hewlett-Packard in the future VI Conclusions I Introduction Purpose of the project work is to study does Hewlett-Packard still meet requirements of visionary company which are defined in Collins Porrass book Built to last We will compare HPs history and HP today We will also discuss how the merger with Compaq could affect to corporate culture That is important issue because control in the HP is mainly informal and culture based We are also interested in employees feelings on corporate strategy and we will study if HPs strategy is widely accepted among employees And finally we will analyze HPs strategy statement is it rather mission or strategy II Method Our study is mainly done by comparing data from primary and secondary sources which are listed in the following paragraph A Sources Primary sources Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Merger White Paper Employee satisfaction surveys from HP Finland Book HP Way written by David Packard Materials from internet and intranet Secondary sources Book Built to last written by Collins Porras Articles by analysts Materials from internet and intranet B Definition of visionary company Visionary companies are often called the crown jewels of their industries and they also influence the world around them Visionary companies are organizations which prosper over many decades A lot of visionary companies served
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