MGT 380 Week 4 DQ 1&2,
My scores from the Leadership Frame of Reference Assessment were as follows:
For the structural frame, I scored 13.
For the human resource frame, I scored 20.
For the political frame, I scored 14.
For the symbolic frame, I scored 13.
I scored low in the structural frame. According to our textbook, “A low score may mean a blind spot,” (Weiss, 2011, p.154). This means that I would most likely not flourish in a bureaucratic-type culture. I find it odd that I would score so low on the structural frame as I really enjoy procedure and structure in my personal and work life.
I scored highest in the human resource frame. I really appreciated scoring high in the human resource frame as my minor is in human resources. This means that I focus on people, developing their skills, seeing their growth as a personal accomplishment, and seeing them as not just a means to and end– but as the most important part of the organization.
Vision is the foundation of a successful organization. It is the base on which mission statements and strategies must be built on. According to An Introduction to Leadership, “It provides direction for the company’s course by outlining a destination, and invites participation through its positive and uplifting description,” (Weiss, 2011, p. 142). A vision has to have realistic possibility. A leader must be able to define an organization’s vision and focus all strategies on achieving that vision. If a company expands their product line, they may need the leader to develop a more specific vision for the future of the organization. Companies without strong visions experience troubles with their employees. Strong visions inspire employees and give them a sense of accomplishment in their work. Companies without strong visions have higher employee turnover…………………………………………………..