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After a month of Will’s supervision, his employees in the sleeping bag department requested a meeting with Mr. Davis. They state that Will was making it impossible for them to achieve their production goals. They characterized Will as a dictator and a perfectionist. Comments by the employees included; “Will is rejecting finished sleeping bags that meet quality criteria for perfection.” “The only way to do the job is his way.” “The job of supervisor has made him a dictator.: “He tells you that the job must be done exactly the way he would have done it.” “If he keeps up his loud orders, we will need to get earplugs.” 1.What are the possible problems with Will Taylor’s leadership style? 2. Would Will be more effective if he changed his style of leadership? If yes, how should he change it? If no, what should he change? Use the theories in this chapter to justify your response. Well, something is certainly going to have to change! You might encourage the students to analyze this situation from varying points of view. What would Fiedler say? (change the situation.) What would House say (correctly analyze the situation and followers and apply the appropriate leadership style.) Are there any substitutes or neutralizers of leadership at 225
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work here? (The professionalism, experience, and cohesion of the group could supply a substitutes for task leadership; and, if ignored, may act as neutralizers.) 3.What should Scott David do after the meeting with the employees?

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