let's imagine that the head quarter of a quite big company (services) realized that one of its subsidiaries in a developing country is mismanaged.
The auditors sent showed that operations are not followed through well: invoices not sent, no control on money collection, budgeting not realistic, key figures not reliable, people managed by a "dictator" etc.
What should be the first steps of a newly appointed general manager sent from abroad to turn around the situation? How he can rely on the other exec. that are working there?
Should be the first step: fire all the former GM directs? Seems to me not the right one unless there is a temporary task force sent to provide assistance until the new managers are hired.
So what to do?
Your comments/ideas very appreciated.