Listo Systems management decide to implement “ Black Box”, a new anti theft data security system to tackle recent increase in data theft. The new anti theft system will influence the movement of data as well as the working style of entire staffs. Cami Machado, an experienced staffs of Listo system who was handling “ traffic” project and technical staff trainings and support is chosen to lead “ Black Box” installation project. Seeing her excellent track record to implement new hardware and software, company chose her to lead the project. She is excited about the business opportunities going to create by installation of new “ Black Box” project. However, the installation process will not be easy, as it seems. She is confident about her ability in successfully installing “ Black Box” but worried about the staffs opposing the process of installation. Most of the technical staffs are against this project. Further, artists’ staffs believe that the great impact of this project will be on creativeness process. In addition to this, installation of this project will increase the risk of loosing creative staffs to rivals who do not have “ Black Box technology”.
“Causal variables are those factors that influence the course of developments within an organization and its results or accomplishments. These variables are within the organization’s control and can be altered by the organization” (Hersey, Blanchard & Johnson, 2008). In this case, “Black Box” is the causal variables. This project has ability to influence Listo development process as well as the end results or accomplishments of Listo. Further, “Black Box” implementation decision is totally under control of Listo management and the decision of installation can be changed by the Listo management if they want to.
Intervening variables The human resources that are affected by the decision of Listo System of implementing Black Box (Causal variable) are intervening variables (Hersey, Blanchard &