Final Exam : Midterm Exam

873 Words Oct 17th, 2016 4 Pages
Sharone Wellington-deAnda
MPA 500L – 304
Final Exam Fall 2016

Question 1. A
When examining Mr. Marchionne’s management, as related in the article, I would place his style primarily in quadrant 3, with some overlap into quadrant 1. I would primarily place Mr. Marchionne’s style in quadrant 3 as he relies on the human behavior model as his approach to management. His leadership style closely identifying with A. H. Maslow and Mary Parker Follett. If we look at the article, Mr. Marchionne leadership style is that of James McGregor Burn’s transformational leader. Marchionne is a leader that closely identifies what is necessary to “inspire followers to change expectations, perceptions, and motivations to work towards common goals” (Burns, 2003) . Marchionne is never more transformative as when he is identifying his organization needs, and how it may be fulfilled through the realization of his employee’s needs. Marchionne notes the old leadership model employed by Fiat and the cultural change he is initiated. He looks to not just (then) industry leaders like Toyota, but outside of the automotive leaders to transformers such as Apple. He seeks leadership internally in previously leadership untapped departments and elevates his new battalion of leadership, emboldening them with the authority to transform the company. Marchionne technique closely identifies with Maslow’s Theory of Human Motivation, and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Marchionne’s article, Fiat’s Extreme Makeover…

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