MGMT 1001 Everest Final Report Essay

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Everest Simulation
Report
MGMT 1001
5/16/14

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Table of Contents

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Table of Contents .......................................................................................................................1
Introduction ................................................................................................................................2
1. Performance: Improvement in Scores and Timing ...............................................................2
1.1 Relevance of Leadership in Performance ........................................................................2
1.2 Relevance of Groups and Teams in Performance ............................................................3
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Democratic leadership has been found to promote willingness of employees to voice constructive ideas, thus providing improvements to the organisation and the way it functions
(Vaccaro, et al., 2012). A quintessential source of leadership in organisations is the facilitating and influencing of individual and group efforts. This leads to the achievement of collective objectives (Yukl, 2012). My democratic style led to member “buy-in” and higher team motivation, which generated a more cohesive and efficient teamwork and ultimately a good result. However, this came at the cost of completing the simulation over a longer span of time. This was because it is time-consuming to reach consensus, and members may have been confused by which direction and commands to follow (Rubin, 2013).

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For the second simulation, I adopted a situational leadership style with a mix of both democratic and laissez-faire. I continued to encourage the participation of members, and use a consensus decision making for team decisions like progression to the next camp. For individual decisions such as allocation of medical supplies, oxygen canisters and prediction of weather, I gave the team complete freedom in these decisions and tasks. I felt that the evolution of leadership style from democratic to a slightly more

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