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Management, Loose-Leaf Version

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

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Richard L. Daft
Publisher: South-Western College Pub
ISBN: 9781305969308
Chapter 15, Problem 9DQ
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Do you think leadership is more important or less important in today’s flatter, team-based organizations? Are some leadership styles better suited to such organizations as opposed to traditional hierarchical organizations? Explain.

Summary Introduction

To determine:

Whether leadership plays a significant role now days in team based organization. Are there any new styles of leadership against style prevalent in traditional hierarchal organization?

Introduction:

Leadership refers to the act of leading an organization or a group of people. It is the manager's ability to persuade subordinate or team members to work with zeal and confidence. It involves the potential of a manager to influence other's behavior in the organization.

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In an organization, there are various departments and these departments are further bifurcated into teams. A dedicated team leader is assigned to every team that looks after its team in the working environment now days. Under the hierarchal method, there is a single leader that looks after all teams due to which there was a lack of proper communication, coordination and control in the entire organization.

The role of a leader has become more important with the gradual development of team based working. Transformational and transaction styles are some of the leadership styles that can be more effective under modern environment of working...

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