The paper "New Leaf Book Store in Sydney - Organizational Culture" is an outstanding example of a management case study. New Leaf Book Store is a business that aims to be a leading source of books and magazines within the city. Book sales will be ranging from educational, professional and reference to pleasure while magazines will include business, fashion, sports or leisure, teens and adults. Business goals New Leaf aims at promoting a reading culture within the community through the provision of a wide variety of choices to our customers. It aims at securing and making agreements with the major distributors of magazines and books within the city.
It also seeks to maintain and attain a leading position as a book and magazine retailer in the city. In addition, the business goal is to gain a 40% share of the market share of all books and magazines that are sold in the city by the end of operations during the first year. This portfolio examines five topics in management required by New Leaf Bookstore in order to achieve its stated goals. These are leadership, organizational culture, job design, group/team and decision making. Leadership Leadership is the ability to control and influence a group within an organization with the aim of achieving the organization’ s set goals or vision.
The source of influence to a group may be either formal such as the managerial rank of a person within an organization or informal where the ability to influence is developed from outside of the organization’ s formal structure. Leadership goes hand to hand with management as management deals with coping with the organization’ s complexity. Management, on the other hand, brings consistency and order to any organization through the design of organizational structures that are rigid, drawing up of the formal plans and also monitoring of the results against the organizational plans.
There is a need for both strong leadership and management for effectiveness in the organization. An organization requires a good leader to tell it where to go and also a good manager is required to make sure that the organization gets there as one piece (Wood et al. , 2010). Leadership is portrayed using various theories such as trait theories, behavioral theories and contingency theories.
Trait theory can be summarized as a predictive ability and leadership success. The predictive ability shows that traits are not predictive but they separate non-leaders from leaders. Leadership success shows that a trait also distinguishes effective and ineffective leaders. In behavioral theories, leaders that show structuring and consideration behaviors end up being more effective (Robbins, 2005). Leadership can also be approached in terms of inspiration where leaders tend to inspire workers through ideas, words and behaviors such as transformational, charismatic and authentic leadership. I will employ transformational leadership in the bookstore retail as it inspires workers in the retail business to move beyond their self-interest for the success of this organization.
The transformational behaviors I will apply in this retail store pay attention to the worker's concerns and needs on business management (Schermerhorn, 2005).
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