Organizational Behavior Final Home Case
Date Prepared: March 01，2012
1. Using Tannenbaum and Schmidt's Continuum of Leadership Behavior, identify where Mr. Dennis and Mr. Eagleton would be placed. Support your responde with information directly from the case. Be sure to explain the theory behind the Continuum.
The Tannenbaum and Schmidt Continuum is a simple model of leadership theory, which shows the relationship between the level of freedom that a manager chooses to give to a team, and the level of authority used by the manager. As the team's freedom is increased, so the manager's authority decreases. This is a positive way for both teams and managers to develop. As a manager, one of manager responsibilities is to develop team. The manager should delegate and ask a team to make its own decisions to varying degrees according to their abilities. There is a rising scale of levels of delegated freedom that manager can use when working with a team. In this case, Mr. Dennis became younger general managers from his large family. But he has trouble with his management. For example, lacking in business sense, and always concerned with retention, considering his employees was somewhat underpaid when compared with other similar industries. Due to expansion, he appointed Mr. Eagleton as the manager of The Craft Shop. Mr. Eagleton has achieved successful in his management. The manager suggests a provisional decision and invites discussion about it. The manager presents the situation or problem, gets suggestions, then decides. The manager explains the situation, defines the parameters and asks the team to decide. The manager allows the team to identify the problem, develop the options, and decide on the action, within the manager's received limits. Mr. Dennis delegated Mr. Eagleton as a manager reflects that the principle of being able to apply different levels of...
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