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The CEO has hired you as an external organizational development
consultant to help him identify problem areas and to understand where
changes should be made within the company. Over the next few weeks, you
will also be working with the CEO and managers in all four divisions of
the company to help establish these changes. Your various
responsibilities will also include talking with employees at each level
of the company to get a better understanding about underlying problems.
So far, you are seeing inconsistencies in leadership practices in
each of the departments, and you are concerned that while the company is
trying to improve its communication protocol, the different leadership
styles may be creating confusion. For example, when you talked to one of
the production employees, Sonja Diaz, she explained that she had many
ideas for helping to streamline the production process, but feels she
cannot share them because of the transactional leadership. In the
marketing department, one sales rep, Jerry McVie, felt that he was not
being challenged with his current goals and is even considering leaving
the company to join one of the competitors. Lack of communication
between the divisional leaders might also be the cause of conflict
between the departments because they operate in silos. This separation
between divisions may also be having a negative effect on middle
management staffing issues.
Your meetings with managers on conflict resolution are going well.
You and Jared the CEO meet after he gets back from his business trip to
finish your discussion about leadership styles.
Your CEO Jared says, “Maybe we should talk to the vice presidents and
managers about leadership styles. “I was hoping you’d say that,” you
say. “I’ll have a presentation that defines a minimum of 4 leadership
styles, and then compares and contrasts a minimum of 4 leadership styles
in order to discuss strengths/weaknesses and pros/cons of one
leadership style over another. Please have this ready for meetings next