The Dangers Of The Space Shuttle Challenger
Many years earlier, the space shuttle Challenger experienced the same outcome (Bolman & Deal, 2008). Unlike the space shuttle Columbia, the space shuttle Challenger was ascending into space with a high school teacher as part of the shuttle’s crew (Bolman & Deal, 2008). After a short lift off, there was an enormous explosion witnessed by many and all on board died (Bolman & Deal, 2008).
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For instance, when it came to “Goals and decisions emerge from bargaining and negotiations among competing stakeholders jockeying for their own interest”, Bolman and Deal (2008) reported that the engineers notified their supervisors of a potential problem, “But management feared that acknowledging a problem... [because it] would erode the company’s credibility” (p. 322).
Although predicting a different political strategy that would have resulted in a positive outcome is a strategy reserved only for the gifted, leaders need to use political power constructively as opposed to destructively in the case of the two space shuttles and their crew (Bolman & Deal, 2008; Capital Education LLC, 2015). One of the major political assumption factors that caused the two tragedies was “coalition members have enduring difference in values, beliefs...” (p.