What Might Be The Best Strategy

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discussions about what might be the best strategy, and encouraged them to take initiative and participate at all levels of the business in order to achieve the organizational goals. In the words of Warren Bennis, a scholar on effective leadership, “creating the appropriate culture and obtaining the desired results are the responsibilities of leadership” (Hitt, Miller, Colella, Pg. 292). Hence, it is management’s responsibility to create a productive culture that promotes open communication, autonomy, creativity, innovation, which improve performance of the workforce & contribute to the company’s success. 4) Issues with Leadership: Another principal reason for GM’s decline was the failure to adopt the effective managerial practices and…show more content…
In the words of Warren Bennis, a famous scholar on effective leadership “creating and communicating a vision of what the organization should be is the responsibility of the leadership” (Hitt, Miller, Colella, Pg. 292). Hence, providing a clear vision, sharing information, designing an effective strategy and overseeing its implementation, creating a productive culture, motivating employees, driving collective emotions in a positive direction, coordinating group activities are some of the key responsibilities of the top management. In the early 1980s, under Roger Smith’s leadership, GM made several huge investments in technology that were not expected to pay off for a long time. The technological changes were not enough to bring the positive changes in the long run as the authoritative leadership style and the company culture remained the same which discouraged open discussions, problem solving approach along with weak internal incentives driving creativity and innovation. The situation called for a participative leadership style which is characterized by sharing information, consulting employees and engaging them in decision making. (Hitt, Miller, Colella, Pg.302) Leaders have a strong and direct effect on the performance of the employees and influence them to achieve goals. (Hitt, Miller, Colella, Pg.314). By influencing the behavior of others, offering direction, driving collective
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