Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
This Discussion Board assignment will explore the role that effective leadership plays in upholding organizational structure. A company’s culture can be seen through rituals, symbols, or certain practices that it performs. The best way to define organizational culture is to see it as the organizations’ personality. Occasionally, an organization has to adjust or change its culture because of inside or outside variables. It is important to remember that change inherits advantages and disadvantages.
The contingency theory rests on the assumption that effective leadership is determined by a clear definition and understanding of the organizational structure. In accordance with this theory, if a key element (e.g., geographical location, number of employees, product evolution, distribution of authority, or the marketplace) of the organizational structure changes, then the leadership style must change and adapt accordingly.
Complete the following for this assignment:
- Share an example of a cultural change that you have experienced within an organization.
- How did this change affect the organization?
- Was the contingency theory applied to the cultural change that you experienced? Explain your answer