Sanford C. Bernstein: Growing Pains (Abridged)
To remain competitive, Sallie Krawcheck and Lisa Shalett, Sanford C. Bernstein's director of research and associate director of research, respectively were examining the need to expand the research department's size both domestically and internationally. Were they too late? Could they maintain their strong culture and hiring process--which top management viewed as a main source of competitive advantage--and also increase their research and sales efforts exponentially? How could they move quickly when traditionally it took them years to find "the right person" for any given role. A rewritten version of an earlier case.