MGMT 592 Leadership in the 21st Century Week 5 Skill Development Exercise Complete A+ Answer

MGMT 592 Leadership in the 21st Century Week 5 Skill Development Exercise Answer

MGMT 592 Leadership in the 21st Century Week 5 Skill Development Exercise Answer

Skill Development Assignments Skill-Development Exercise 1:

(PARTS III & IV) Deciding Which Leadership Decision-Making Style to Use
Preparation for Skill-Development Exercise 1
Below are 10 situations calling for a decision. Select the appropriate decision-making style for each. Be sure to use Model 8.1 when determining the style to use. First determine the answers to the variables (S1A, S2C, S3P, S4E) and write them on the lines below the situation. Then place the selected style on the “Leadership style” line.

S1A autocratic
S2C consultative
S3P participative
S4E empowerment

1.
You have developed a new work procedure that will increase productivity. Your boss likes the idea and wants you to try it in a few weeks. You view your followers as fairly capable, and believe that they will be receptive to the change.
_____time_____information_____acceptance_____capability
Leadership style _____________________________________

2.
There is new competition in your industry. Your organization’s revenues have been dropping. You have been told to lay off three of your 15 followers in two weeks. You have been supervisor for over three years. Normally, your followers are very capable.
_____time_____information_____acceptance_____capability
Leadership style _____________________________________

3.
Your department has been facing a problem for several months. Many solutions have been tried and have failed. You’ve finally thought of a solution, but you’re not sure of the possible consequences of the change required, or of acceptance by your highly capable followers.
_____time_____information_____acceptance_____capability
Leadership style _____________________________________

4.
Flextime has become popular in your organization. Some departments let each employee start and end work when he or she chooses. However, because of the cooperation required of your followers, they must all work the same eight hours. You’re not sure of the level of interest in changing the hours. Your followers are a very capable group and like to make decisions.
_____time_____information_____acceptance_____capability
Leadership style _____________________________________
5.
The technology in your industry is changing too fast for the members of your organization to keep up. Top management hired a consultant who has made recommendations. You have two weeks to decide what to do about the recommendations. Your followers are usually capable; they enjoy participating in the decision-making process.
_____time_____information_____acceptance_____capability
Leadership style _____________________________________

6.
Top management has handed down a change. How you implement it is your decision. The change takes effect in one month. It will affect everyone in your department. Their acceptance is critical to the success of the change. Your followers are usually not interested in making routine decisions.
_____time_____information_____acceptance_____capability
Leadership style _____________________________________

7.
Your boss called to tell you that someone requested an order for your department’s product; the delivery date is very short. She asked you to call her back in 15 minutes with a decision about taking the order. Looking over the work schedule, you realize that it will be very difficult to deliver the order on time. Your followers will have to push hard to make it. They are cooperative, capable, and enjoy being involved in decision making.
_____time_____information_____acceptance_____capability
Leadership style _____________________________________

8.
Top management has decided to make a change that will affect all of your followers. You know that they will be upset because it will cause them hardship. One or two may even quit. The change goes into effect in 30 days. Your followers are very capable.
_____time_____information_____acceptance_____capability
Leadership style _____________________________________
9.
You believe that productivity in your department could be increased. You have thought of some ways to increase it, but you’re not sure of them. Your followers are very experienced; almost all of them have been in the department longer than you have.
_____time_____information_____acceptance_____capability
Leadership style _____________________________________
10.
A customer offered you a contract for your product with a quick delivery date. The offer is open for two days. To meet the contract deadline, followers would have to work nights and weekends for six weeks. You cannot require them to work overtime. Filling this profitable contract could help get you the raise you want and feel you deserve. However, if you take the contract and don’t deliver on time, it will hurt your chances of getting a big raise. Your followers are very capable.
_____time_____information_____acceptance_____capability
Leadership style _____________________________________

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