Pros: work schedule
Cons: inefficiency of business, poor leadership skills
In 2008, Adidas America chose to open a new flagship in downtown Chicago, IL. While the marketing campaigns were extensive in advance of the arrival, very poor judgment was made in the placement of this new "flagship". As it was hidden in the corner of a middle floor of a mall, traffic counts, and therefore, sales, were inevitably much lower than anticipated. As a result, anticipated results were significantly lower than expected, and inventory was higher than what the facility was able to handle based on the limited space available. While I was successful in my position to manage the day-to-day operations of the facility, I watched as the majority of my peers in management did not survive the first few months of this new, highly touted facility.