Twenty-First-Century Change Challenges

| May 25, 2015

Power and politics in organizations are not new considerations. However, with the competitive challenges organizations face in the twenty-first century, power and politics require new meaning and application to enhance organizational functional efficiency and effectiveness. Though many leadership theories have been proposed and implemented in the last twenty years, have these theories really reshaped organizational behavior (OB) in such a way that employees are excited and ready to help the organization achieve its goals and objectives? Are there newer theories beyond servant leadership, stewardship, or transformational leadership that might reframe employees and even OB? Were theories proposed more than twenty years ago perhaps too futuristic at the time?

Consider the aforementioned questions using the module readings and the University online library resources. Then, respond to the following:

  • Power and politics have often been touted as influencing, even shaping, organizational behavior. Discuss how leadership might be used (the style, approach, and essentials) so that power and coercion do not shape employee behavior negatively.
  • How can you reframe employees’ feelings about offshoring jobs to restore trust in leader/managers?

By Saturday, May 30, 2015, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, June 3, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 400–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

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