Management and Organisation Behaviour Essay

3031 Words Dec 27th, 2011 13 Pages
MGT5000 Management and Organisational Behaviour : Assignment 2

Task 1 - Scenario ( 396 words)

Back to one and half year ago, Luke Michas, a new Director of product development was hired and appointed to merge the Product Design team in US and the Product Development team in China both were solely in the past and managed by different managers in 2 countries. Both teams carry more or less the same function in the company, as top management never proper define the role of 2 teams, managers at US and China were all trying to grow their divisions in terms of staff and authority and resulting great difficulty in getting along owing to existing negative perceptions about the other group. Manufacturing partners are in China, vendors are
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All projects now become more efficiency and lower cost, and vendors more easily to find the answer from the right team. Both teams can share their idea and get Luke’s advice to achieve the most innovative product on time.

Task 2.1 : Leadership approaches used and their effectiveness

Of all the functions of management, leadership appears to be the most studied and possibly the least understood. Books focusing on identifying new directions for future leadership research, concludes that, as far as understanding leadership goes, only a beginning has been made (Parry and Meindl (2002). There is not universally accepted definition of leadership and many studies use different definitions. Although the term leadership inspires less agreement, most practitioners define it as ‘the ability to influence a group toward the achievement of goals’. Leadership is about coping with change. Leaders establish direction by developing a vision of the future. (Robbins er al. 2008) Leadership is a special case of interpersonal influence that gets an individual or group to do what the leader wants done.

Trait and behavior theories of leadership approaches argue that leader traits or behaviours have a major impact on leadership outcomes. (Wood et al. 2010, pp.

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