There are number of reasons and factors that increases the difficulty for leader to create commitment, to gain alignment and to set directions within organizations. In today’s world of globalization, tough competition, and economic down turns, many organizations break down the functions and departments. The teams for different functions are scattered all over the world. People have to work with others who are not like them. There is vast difference of culture, age, and thinking among the different team members working together. It’s difficult to get people who don’t share common set of values and perspectives to get behind a common direction, to align and to commit to one another. Also, people don’t like to work side by side anymore. As the people are scattered over the several regions, different time zones, different countries, there is lack of communication and trust. Since there is lack of productive communications, it’s difficult for leaders to shape a common purpose and get
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course MBA MGT545 taught by Professor Meier during the Spring '10 term at RMU.