The Factory Case Study: Transformational Leadership

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Critical Thinking Essay II

The factory case study tells a story about an organization working in a factory. The workers in the factory have a uncomfortable working environment, and some of them have to go to work very early. The manager of production Ken is the leader of them, and the factory supervisor Allen is the leader of the whole organization. Unfortunately their product rate fell down, they produced nothing extra, and even some week’s production lower then the normal rate, only one week’s achieved the normal rate. The production manager Ken can not believe the failure and he believe there was nothing wrong. He got criticized by Allen and he complain about the workers, and one older worker who is married with children called Joe can
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284). The definition above is contributed by many leadership theories. However, the organizational behavior aspects of this case study will focus on transformational leadership. With the continuous development of the world economy, science and technology are increasingly developed, and brought great wealth for the whole society. However, these developments have also brought more uncertainty in the management area. And there is no exact conclusion of what kind of management method is the best. Also, there is no unified opinion that what kind of leadership style is the best. The rapid change of the world brings managers and leaders extremely severe challenges. Based on the more global and informationalized social background, the transformational theory was born in the late 1970s. This theory created a great revolution in the whole leadership area. In general, transformational leadership theory links the leader and the workers, and tries to create a process that can improve both of motivation and morality between leaders and workers. A leader with a transformational leadership can improve the relationship between him and his workers by concerned about what they …show more content…
First of all, the leader failed in inspires his employees. The factory production manager Ken failed to appropriately inspire the workers. People need to be inspired sometimes so that they can work more efficiently. Secondly, the factory leader lacked reward support to the workers, and this is a typical motivational way in transformational leadership. The supervisor of the factory, Allen, does not give their employees any extra rewards even they work hard, they are working in a bad, uncomfortable and unhealthy environment or they are older than average and married with children. The third problem is inflexible decision making by the production manager. The leaders must do this while effectively and jointly making good system decisions. The factory production manager failed to make an effective decision that depends on his workers’ situation. The terrible decision he made caused the employees work with less efficiency and do not produced more products than before and even lower than the normal rate. With regards to transformational leadership, the factory leader also made failures. A good leader with transformational leadership is fully trusted by his workers. However, the production manager of the factory, the leader, Ken, does not trust to his employees. There is one example of this lack of trust to the worker took place in when he reviewing the week’s production figures. Moreover, a good

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