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Creating a Physical Bridge Between Management and Leadership as a Strategy to Improve Organization Performance Analysis

  • Domininc M. Ramere
  • Opeyeolu Timothy LaseindeEmail author
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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1209)

Abstract

Managers are defined by their roles, responsibilities and characteristics aligned with the business goals and objective. In this, regard, the performance of the Organization, largely depend on the quality of management and leadership activities. In many cases, lack of managerial experience, incompetency, lack of leadership skills and inappropriate work experience are the major contributory factor to organizational and business failures. From studies, a major challenge within organizations is associated with restricted channels for innovation in decision-making and process optimization for managers. High emphasis on following the standardized processes, and procedures is another identified challenge. The gap between management and leadership strategies is often phenomenal. Most of the managers use the management functions of controlling, organizing, planning and directing for the applications of principles in connecting resources effectively and achieving the organizational goal without using their own personal strategies. Managers’ are generally trained to follow the policies, processes and procedures handed by their seniors whereas; leaders are there to create solutions to problems encountered in the organization on continuous basis. It is important for managers to equip themselves with both leadership and management skills, in order to be multi-facetted on problem solving without following the standardized processes and procedures. The controlling, planning, organizing and directing role of managers will be highly effective when it is merged with the leadership skills and roles in achieving objectives of that policy. It requires the art of leadership skills to motivate employees towards achieving the common goal set by the organization. Under the inadequate management systems, the members of the organization would pursue their own daily agenda which results in resource and time misuse, causing various failure loops in an organization. The research reviews methods applied in different instances and it communicates the inferences identified based on obvious patterns and correlations that have effectively worked for organizations burdened with similar challenges.

Keywords

Management Leadership Performance analysis Organization Planning Problem solving Material Management role 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Domininc M. Ramere
    • 1
  • Opeyeolu Timothy Laseinde
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering and the Built EnvironmentUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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