The paper "Analysis of Volkswagen Organization Leadership" is a wonderful example of a case study on management. Leadership is a role or position taken up by an individual or a group whether they are mandated to guide and assist others through good decision making, motivation, and commitment to promoting change. Leaders whether in business or the society are considered as the backbone fostering success either in the organizations, business, or society. Leadership is claimed to be the essential "secret" towards the achievement of success in today’ s societal demanding roles.
Leadership is, therefore, a contemporary issue in both the business environment and society at large. This paper, therefore, seeks to highlight issues concerning Volkswagen's leadership as it tries to bring out the relevance of the importance of organizational leadership. A brief summary of the scandal The shocking news of Volkswagen being accused of rigging its diesel engines with the goal of falsifying their emissions tests came as a surprise to everyone. It seemed as though the extent of this misconduct seemed unimaginable. In addition, it was claimed that the company’ s then-chief executive, Martin Winterkorn was aware of this misconduct a year before and chose to remain quiet and deceive the company’ s, customers, shareholders, and the public which had high respect for the company.
Despite the fact that business leaders might sometimes not get it right the extent to which Volkswagens the leaders got it so wrong was baffling (Eichler et al. , 2014). The then company’ s Chief Executive Managers denied the claims of getting a memo informing him that it was notable that the Volkswagen vehicles had more than 35% Nitrogen oxide emotion level in real life, but when tests were carried out on this vehicle's engine, they revealed a significantly lower level of Nitrogen oxide.
Despite the claims that the company’ s leadership was informed prior to this malpractice, they remained silent which drew questions on whether the company leadership was the orchestra of this corporate malpractice that cost the company its huge global reputation and sales (Hadler et al. , 2008).
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