Creating Vision in Organization Development

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Creating Vision in Organization Development MGT 413
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From Nanus: Visionary Leadership Nanus, B. (1992). Visionary leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Definition: Vision is realistic, credible and attractive future for organization (p. 8) “Right vision” is an idea so energizing that it jump starts the future by calling forth skills, talents, and resources to make it happen
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Roles of Leader Direction setter (moves organization from present external environment to future) Change agent: catalyzes changes in internal environment to make vision achievable Spokesperson: negotiates changes with variety of stakeholders Coach: builds teams to empower people to live the vision (e.g. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
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How Do You Know if New Vision is Needed? Evidence that purpose is confused Complaints that work is unchallenging Organization losing legitimacy, market position, reputation Organization out of tune with trends in environment People work only for paychecks Risk avoidance Hyperactive rumor mill
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