Workbook Section A:
1. Define Transactional Leadership and Transformational Leadership.
2. Give examples of both and provide evidence to support your choices.
Workbook Section B:
1. Define Intrinsic Motivation and Extrinsic Motivation.
2. Find two (real life) workplace examples that you believe show the value of each these types of motivation and explain your choices.
Workbook Section C:
1. Define Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
2. Identify two firms, one that appears to be progressing well in the context of SDGs and another that appears to be performing poorly. Give evidence to support your choices.
Workbook Section D:
1. Define outsourcing.
2. Identify the key advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing, illustrating these using empirical evidence.
Workbook Section E:
1. Explain what Schein (2004) meant by ‘espoused values` and ‘basic underlying assumptions`.
2. Give evidence of each of these dimensions of culture explaining your choices.
Workbook Section F:
1. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of Kotter`s (1995) 8 stage change model.
2. Apply the model to a change programme to illustrate some of the above advantages and disadvantages
EXAMPLE for workbook:Transformational leaders and their followers ‘raise one another to higher levels of morality and motivation` (Burns, 1978). Such leadership ‘builds on man`s need for meaning` and ‘creates institutional purpose` (Peters and Waterman, 1984, p.82).
Transactional leaders ‘exchange things of value with the followers to advance their own and their followers` agendas` (Kuhnert, 1994 in Northouse, 2019). They do not ‘individualise the needs of followers or focus on their personal development` (Northouse, 2019).
Steve Jobs showed provocative transformational leadership when trying to recruit John Sculley, CEO of Pepsi, asking him: ‘Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?` (Inbimbo, 2009)
Henry Ford`s leadership was transactional in that he used money as the sole motivator for workers. He believed that ‘paying good wages is not charity at all - it is the best kind of business` (Ford, 1922).
Organisational Design Essay (2500 words)
Identify different aspects of structure in some contemporary firms. What are the implications for the organisation and its stakeholders? Draw on theory and empirical evidence in your answer.
a. Define or explain organisational structure (referenced/with citation).
b. Purpose/need/importance of structure
c. Identify a firm/firms and explain/describe the organisational structure (simple, functional, divisional decided based on geography or products, matrix, etc.).
d. Implications of the identified structure for the organisation and its stakeholders (employees, management team, customers, intermediaries, suppliers or any other identified/specific stakeholders)
e. Relevant theories and empirical evidence (bureaucracy, Fayol`s principles of management, contingency management, division of labour, span of control, etc.)
f. References (Harvard).
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