LDR/531 Organizational Leadership
August 11, 2010
Professor John Reed
WorldCom was once in the top five of long distance providers until they had to file for the largest bankruptcy ever in U.S history. However WorldCom lacked effective leadership and a management team to back its steady growth. One of WorldCom’s needs was an active management team to help develop a clear vision of the companies’ goals, motivate the organization to meet these goals, monitor results, and resolve the problems that the company was facing with its rapid growth. If WorldCom developed and implemented a effective management and leadership training program it is possible that it could have lead them to more positive success and less likely hood of record breaking failure. As a group team A came together and created a training plan that would have provided more opportunities for WorldCom to better its collaboration, communication, and its growing conflicts. This paper will review the ineffective behaviors, process and practices that aided in CEO of WorldCom Bernie Ebbers‘ communicating and collaborating effectively, provide beneficial training ideas that would have helped the leaders at WorldCom remain successful, and discuss how the training plan could have improved the management within WorldCom.
Ineffective Behaviors Process and Practices
To develop a successful training plan we have to identify the issues present within WorldComs’ leadership and management. The first issue WorldCom faced was what the management team at the company considered to be the norms. According to Robbins and Judge (2007), norms are the acceptable standards of behavior within a group that are shared by group members. In the case of WorldComs’ demise the CEO Bernie Ebbers and Chief Financial officer Scott Sullivan’s fraudulent behavior was a example of un ethical behavior norms displayed... [continues]
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