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MANAGEMENT Question 1 In my opinion, Mintzberg’s roles are of equal importance, as they play a vital role in making a leader effective. For a leader to be able to play his role effectively, he needs all these roles equally to create an effective and a well functioning team. The interpersonal classification of roles enables the leader to be a headstrong individual who can lead the team and ensure that they are disciplined and productive. This role is also necessary for the formation of positive working relationships with the clients, as they deal with potential clients, shareholders, business partners and their colleagues. Leaders represent the ideas of the company, and they are also a reflection of the rest of the workforce [Wil15]. The informational roles come in through facilitating seeking out the information needed to be able to lead and motivate a team and also represent the company. It also helps in keeping them accountable for their actions and the decisions they make on behalf of the company. This role also facilitates the basis on which SMART decisions are made by the leaders, as well as understanding the business dynamics such as competition and markets among others. The decisional roles are also necessary not only for making decisions and striking deals but also because they determine their ability to work in high-pressure situations and adapt to change [Wil15]. They also determine the allocation of resources on a priority basis, and finally keep the team in check. These roles work hand-in-hand in enabling good leadership. Question 2 Giving managers unchecked power, autonomy and authority is not ideal, as they are most likely to abuse these power either for their benefits or engage in unethical practices. However, if it is necessary to give them large amounts of power,
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MANAGEMENT Micromanaging is not an effective solution because it beats the logic of giving them that amount of power. However, the easiest way to deal with this situation is to give them power and hold them accountable to avoid abuse. This can be facilitated by creating a set of business ethics guidelines that spells out the company’s expectations and the necessary punishments for their violations, to hold the managers responsible for their actions. This code is then understood, agreed upon and implemented by all the employees, regardless of their positions. This works by preventing unethical behavior. On the other hand, the company can create a system that oversees the managers with unchecked power. This can be achieved in a variety of ways. The company can establish clear expectations from these managers and require that their superiors supervise them. They can also develop a system of feedback that allows the manager’s team to provide anonymous feedback on their behavior and performance. Further, an oversight body can be established to monitor their activity regularly. This can be done discreetly,
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