Hierarchy Essays

Rotating Leaders_ Orpheus Orchestra

How are the concepts of substitutes for leadership and leadership neutralizers relevant to this case? Our OB book states that it has been proposed that there are substitutes for leadership that can diminish or replace the influence of leaders. Leadership neutralizer is defined as something that makes it impossible for leadership to make a difference. There are two instances which leaders will be less influential. The first is when subordinates have high levels of training and experience and are independent…

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The United States as the Hegemon Within the World Economy

Introduction Beyond the number of Great Powers that have played a central role in the international system since 1815, there is a body of historical theory which suggests that the working of the system has been critically dependent upon the role played by one central actor- the hegemon- that is responsible for the international order, both political and economic. Such a conception embodies both a theory of continuity, in as much as hegemons are important to the system in different…

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The Complex Interdependence Model and the Hierarchy of Issues

Since is well known, the advent of the nuclear age certainly brought about changes in the structure of interstate politics. Military force, for example, turned out to be more dangerous and consequently less useful. At the very least, the most influential weapons cannot be appealed to, even when the decision against appealing to them entails higher immediate costs both in money as well as in the lives of the superpower’s own soldiers. Not merely this, however there is a greater…

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Alienation and Isolation in the Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is a reflection on how alienation and isolation begin and develop in a society by employing the characters in his novella as a representation of society as a whole. Using Gregor’s manager to demonstrate the initiation of isolation and alienation of a person, Gregor as the person being isolated and the inhabitants of the Samsa household as the other members of society, Kafka creates an effective model to represent the hierarchically structured effect of isolationism…

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The Cultural Web

We have decided to use the cultural web in order to look at the organizational culture as it is now and secondly look at how we want the culture to be in the future. Thirdly we will evaluate and identify the differences between the two; these differences are the changes we need to make in order to achieve the high-performance culture that we want to obtain. The cultural web identifies six interrelated elements that paints the bigger picture of the…

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Competitive Advantage Through Employees

Organizations that seek to gain competitive advantage through employees must be able to manage their performance. A 360-degree feedback process is a popular means of managing and improving organizational performance. This method means a person receives feedback from a full circle of other people who work around him or her, which includes peers, subordinates, supervisor and even themselves (Atwater & Brett, 2006). The 360-degree approach recognizes that little change can be expected without feedback, and that different constituencies are a…

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Police Organizational Structures

Organizations are entities of two or more people who cooperate to accomplish an objective. (Peak, Policing America, 2012). A police department structure must be parallel so that this way its structure can be effective in completing the overall goal of protecting and helping the public. Over the years police agencies have followed a traditional structure but by the passing of years the structure is starting to evolve. Traditional police structure Traditional structures are based upon principles such as “specialization, Hierarchy…

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The Vice President

Tom Brewster, one of the field sales managers of Major Tool Works, Inc., was promoted to his first headquarters assignment as an assistant product manager for a group of products with which he was relatively unfamiliar. Shortly after he undertook this new assignment, one of the company’s vice presidents, Nicki Smith, called a meeting of product managers and other staff to plan marketing strategies. Brewster’s immediate superior, the product manager, was unable to attend, so the director of marketing, Jeff…

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