Management, Loose-Leaf Version

13th Edition
Richard L. Daft
Publisher: South-Western College Pub
ISBN: 9781305969308

Management, Loose-Leaf Version

13th Edition
Richard L. Daft
Publisher: South-Western College Pub
ISBN: 9781305969308


Chapter 15, Problem 2DQ
Textbook Problem

In a study asking what people wanted from leaders versus followers, people ranked maturity number 8 for followers but number 15 for leaders. What might account for people wanting maturity level from followers?

Expert Solution
Summary Introduction

To determine:

Requirement of people from followers and leaders, why followers are ranked at number 8 and leaders at number 15.


Maturity refers to the quality of being developed completely with respect to emotional behavior and personality. In other words, it reflects the quality of acting in emotionally and mentally like an adult.

Explanation of Solution

The followers must be equally matured so as to become enlighten citizen or employee. A follower that is matured tends to be an information seeker and remains more aware. A follower is not blind he first analysis the directions or decision made by the leader and then put the same into practice. Such an action by follower provides a scope of improvisation and helps in attaining quality output. The dream of the leader comes true only when the follower implements the direction of the leader efficiently. Followers provide strength to the leaders for taking strategic and bold decision that are essential for the success of the organization. Highly matured follower is the one who can be easily trusted by the leader in the execution of its decision...

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