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NAME: Michelle Ballard INSTUCTOR: Dr. Michelle Ross DATE: June 2, 2019 ASSIGNMENT 4 LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT – LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT ANALYSIS DUE DATE: WEEK 9 Note: All scenarios in this assignment are fictional. REAL BUSINESS It can be difficult for a business to improve how it operates from inside the organization. Sometimes, an outside perspective is needed. The large discount retail store you work for wants to improve its in-store restaurant management team. YOUR ROLE Companies like Target and Walmart often works with outside consultants—people who are not employees of the company but who are hired on a contract basis to help with a specific project. As a Leadership Consultant, you’ve been hired by a large discount retail company to help the company improve its leadership structure and approach to management. WHAT IS A LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT? A leadership consultant is a person called in to a company, be it a large corporation or a small business, to evaluate how it operates and make recommendations for improvement. Leadership consultants are typically hired when a business is struggling and needs to make changes in order to remain profitable. Such consultants are often highly educated in the field of business and have experience in managerial roles. 1 BUS100: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
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INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Take a look at the Organization Chart provided by the company. Based on your knowledge of hierarchies, would you say that this team has tall structure or flat structure? Underline your selection: Tall Structure Flat Structure Explain your answer. STEP 2: HUMAN RESOURCES The company would like to improve the culture of its team and the quality of its work. Its leadership has provided you with a Process Chart detailing how it currently applies Human Resources best practices. What step of the Human Resources Cycle is missing? Explain why it is important to include this part of the process. Note: You should complete Steps 3 & 4 after reading the material in Week 9. STEP 3: LEADERSHIP STYLE 2 BUS100: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS There are two types of hierarchy structures which are tall and flat. Tall hierarchy is the traditional way that companies organize their management that shows different levels from the manager to mid- level managers, to supervisors, and subordinates. As for a flat hierarchy, this structure shows very few levels of management, and it deals with the communication or input of employee involvement.
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