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Week Two: Harrison-Keyes Generic Benchmarking
Leadership in project management and assessing challenges of developing high-performance project teams are two major components of understanding how an organization work together to achieve goals. Harrison-Keyes is dealing with poor planning and implementation issues amongst management. Team A will compare and contrast the components through benchmarking analysis by using the Harrison-Keyes scenario opposed to other companies that faced similar issues. The companies used in the benchmarking review are: K-Mart, Chrysler, Toyota, General Electric, Exxon, Coca-Cola, Cardinal Health, and Starbucks Corporation.
Leadership in Project Management
Harrison-Keyes lacks of visionary leadership capable to establish a viable strategic and tactical management system which effectively contributes to coordinate the project management (planning, development, selection and implementation). By having in place a effective project management, the leadership of Harrison-Keyes may plan, develop, select and implement efficient projects as Toyota Industry Corporation’s leadership did in order leverage its expertise and to turn around the company toward performance, profitability, efficiency and higher competitive corporate value. To have an effective success in project management that can contribute to an efficient leveraging the existent resources and competencies in order to gain performance, profitability, leaner operation and competitive advantage, the management team of the Harrison-Keyes can take a lesson from Sun Microsystems, Inc., which developed a transformational change process of the leadership style. The transformational change can be made by developing a leadership approach, which will complete the benefits of the transactional leadership style with the benefits of the charismatic leadership style. Transactional leaders have as objectives... [continues]
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