Case Study II-Alvis Corporation

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ALVIS CORPORATION 1 Running head: ALVIS CORPORATION ALVIS CORPORATION Omicron Webster University
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ALVIS CORPORATION 2 Abstract Kevin McCarthy, is a production manager for the Alvis Corporation, a company that manufacturers office equipment. After reading an article on participative management, Kevin tested this style with his department. He tested by giving them two decisions to decide on, vacation request and production standards. The outcome and the attitudes of the department wasn’t what Kevin expected. The case analysis looks at the Hersey-Blanchard and the Vroom- Jago model to decide the appropriate leadership or decision approach.
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ALVIS CORPORATION 3 Alvis Corporation The Hersey-Blanchard’s Situational theory, “focuses on the characteristics of followers as the most important element of the situation, and consequently of determining effective leader behavior (Daft. 73).” The theory suggest Kevin use the “participating style” and the “high readiness level” for the followers. In the case analysis Kevin wants to utilize the “participative
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