Week Assignment 4
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT – LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT Analysis
Due Date: Week 9
Note: All scenarios in this assignment are fictional.
It can be difficult for a business to improve how it operates from inside the organization. Sometimes, an outside perspective is needed. The large discount retail store you work for wants to improve its in-store restaurant management team.
Companies like Target and Walmart often works with outside consultants—people who are not employees of the company but who are hired on a contract basis to help with a specific project. As a Leadership Consultant, you’ve been hired by a large discount retail company to help the company improve its leadership structure and approach to management.
|What Is a LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT?A leadership consultant is a person called in to a company, be it a large corporation or a small business, to evaluate how it operates and make recommendations for improvement. Leadership consultants are typically hired when a business is struggling and needs to make changes in order to remain profitable. Such consultants are often highly educated in the field of business and have experience in managerial roles.|
Step 1: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
Take a look at the Organization Chart provided by the company.
· Based on your knowledge of hierarchies, would you say that this team has tall structure or flat structure?
Underline your selection:
Please explain your answer.
Step 2: HUMAN RESOURCES
The company would like to improve the culture of its team and the quality of its work. Its leadership has provided you with a Process Chart detailing how it currently applies Human Resources best practices.
· What step of the Human Resources Cycle is missing? Please explain why it is important to include this part of the process.
Note: You should complete Step3 after reading the material in Week 9.
Step 3: LEADERSHIP STYLE
You have been asked to help improve the leadership style of the team leader in order to meet the team’s performance goals. The team leader has given you a description of what is most comfortable in terms of leading others.
Identify this leader’s style of leadership. Underline your selection:
Please explain your reasoning and list two benefits and two drawbacks to the style of leadership you identified as it relates to the performance of the team.
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