The New System Of Team Leader And The Development Style Of The Team

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The purpose of this case is to develop and implement the new HRIS system for this global enterprise. In implementing the new system the team leader is tasked with working with a group of six employees throughout the organization. The goal of this case is to determine the leadership style of the team leader and the development style of the team will be outlined as well as how the team deals with conflict. Background Information The HR Department of a global enterprise is tasked with developing and implementing a new HRIS system that centralizes all of the personnel records for the organization. The team leader in addition to six different members of the organization will be responsible for working together to roll out this mew…show more content…
Expert power, according to the text, based on personal expertise in a certain area; other person complies because of belief in power holder’s knowledge (Thompson, 2014, p. 296). Harry Starker has been with the company for over twenty years and has history with the organization, which includes his understanding of how the organization operates. Referent power, which according to the text, is based on person’s attractiveness to others; other person complies because of respect and liking for power holder (Thompson, 2014, p.296). Tanisha Downey heads up the southern operations, with her personality and likability can become the basis for influencing others in her team. Referent power is derived from the interpersonal relationships that a person cultivates with other people in the organization (“5 Sources of Power in Organizations|Chron.com,” n.d.). Rachel Cohen is the “go to” person who has been with the organization for fifteen years. In the writer’s opinion, Rachel has informational power, which according to the text, based on the power related to the extent and content of an individual’s knowledge base (Thompson, 2014, p. 296). Informational power can offer some advantages in building credibility and rational persuasion (“Sources of Power,” n.d.). Rachel knows the organization as well as various players in the organization. In having informational power, Rachel may have access to important information that she has learned in the organization. Informational
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