Essay on The Vision Failed

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The Vision Failed
Question 1:
If I were to consult with the HTE board of director soon after Harold started making changes,
I would advise them, regarding the transformational perspective, to follow carefully how
Harold is implementing these. In fact, to benefit from those changes and achieve Harold’s goal, the board of director should encourage him to adopt a transformational leadership.
First of all, to be such a leader, Harold would have to be an example in the company. As a leader, he should inspire trust and communicate a clear vision on the changes he wants to make in the company and why. Moreover, those changes would rather emerge from the common interest and not from Harold only. The board should encourage Harold to review
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We can say it is an “attractive, realistic, and believable future” (Bennis and Nanus,
1985). This clear vision is simple and understandable. In fact, it should create energy and motivation for the employees to take part in this change. Unfortunately, this vision did not come from the whole company but only from Harold. He chose to reorganize things that would more reduce employees’ efficiency than improve it. Because he did not take into

account all employees’ opinion he did not took the accurate decisions. As a consequence, it is challenging for the employees to support something they did not participate in. Over and above, the changes did not correspond to employees’ needs. They did not identify themselves in this vision and rather consider it as a forced change.
Then, even if the vision seemed clear to Harold, his role in implementing it wasn’t a success.
While Harold wanted to positively transform HTE the result was that the company felt apart.
Harold lost his employees’ trust. They needed a sense of identity within the organization and a sense of self-efficacy (Shamir et al., 1993) that Harold did not clarify it.
To finish with, the sentence “no one understood in which direction they were going” highlights doubts among employees. As a matter of fact, the vision was only correct and appropriate for Harold but he did not know how to shape the company’s future.

Question 3:
From my point of view, Harold wasn’t effective as a change agent or a
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