Remember The Titans
Within this organization there are two main leader who take very different approaches in there method of management. Coach Boone is the head football coach, he is very strict when it comes to his players as well as his team staff, he takes a classical approach at management. Division of labor and priorities are some main concepts used in the classical approach, Boone believe’s everyone should know where they stand and who is the boss, he is focused on building a strong winning team. Coach Boone is straight forward and to the point, in the first team meeting he informs the team that, “Best player will play, color don’t matter,” and he lets the players know, “This is not a democracy, this is a dictatorship. I am the law.” This shows Boone believe in division of labor, by matching the players skills to their position, and that he leads with bureaucracy, letting it be known clearly who is in charge.
Coach Yoast is the former head coach made assistant defensive coach, who choses to lead with a behavioral approach to management. Yoast tells Boone he wants his players to hold their positions even after Boone takes over, he also tells Boone he too strict at camp and that the players should be having some fun. This shows Yoast believe’s that the players will preform better for the team if they are satisfied with the position they have, and if they are having fun while playing and practicing. Taking a behavioral approach to management, Yoast have confidence that if the player are satisfied they will be motivated to have a better outcome.
I believe that both Coach Boone and Coach Yoast share the same goals, building a strong team and winning games. Coach Boone’s approach is very effective by making the players come together as a team to reach the same goal, he teaches them discipline and why they need to respect and protect each other on and off the field. Without Boone’s strict approach the players would have most likely never have come together as a team to achieve the goals of a strong winning team. On the other hand Yoast’s approach of keeping the team happy by trying to provide a positive environment. When Boone is too hard by just yelling at the players, Yoast takes over the pressured players and encourages them to play how they where taught. Both methods contributes to organizational goals, this shows that equifinally is possible, or that organizations can reach the same goals in different ways.
Goal congruence is how well goals of individuals match with the goals of an organization, the closer the two are the better. The goal congruence between Coach Boone and the coaches from the previous years are close together, they just seem to have different points of view on how to accomplish these goals. Boone’s method of leadership is very distinct from what the coaches are used to, the other coaches think Boone is only driven to win, but like them he also wants the players to share unity. Once the team comes together and beings to win game after game, the other coaches then begin to see that they all have all share the same goals. This leads to a stronger closer over lap of Boone’s goals and the other coaches goals.
To begin with the Caucasian player think that Boone is just coming to take over, and only play the colored players. Once Boone makes his speech at Gettysburg, about how the players need to respect each other, then by treating each player with the same tough authority shows the Caucasian players that he shares the same goals as they do. The African-American players and coach Boone do not have the close goal congruence at the beginning, the players are just looking to have fun, and only see the Coach as a dictator. Once they realize that Boone has only made their team strong and on top they being to overlap with their goal congruence and do whatever it takes to keep the team as strong as Boone has made it, like when they call a team meeting without the coaches to get the team back on...
Citations: Eisenberg, Eric M., H. Lloyd. Goodall, and Angela Trethewey. Organizational Communication: Balancing Creativity and Constraint. 6th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin 's, 2010. Print.
Remember The Titans
Walt Disney Picture
Director: Boaz Yakin
Writer: Gregory Allen Howard
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman
Stars: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris
Released: September 2000
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