Essays on Role of Leadership in Ford Australias Backshoring Decision Case Study

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The paper 'Role of Leadership in Ford Australia’ s Backshoring Decision" is a good example of a business case study. Organizational leadership is important in influencing and persuading employees of firms to adopt a course of action for the benefit of the firm and shareholders. Ford Australia is one of the multinational subsidiaries that clearly demonstrates the impact of effective leadership under the leadership of CEO Bob Graziano. Ford Australia implemented the transformation plan in 2013 to reduce the costs associated with separation such as administrative expenses, costs of setting up voluntary separation programs, employee action expenses and liabilities.

Organisational leadership was instrumental in designing and implementing the transformation plan for the closure of Ford Australia. Situational leadership focuses on the constraints and opportunities that influence organisational behaviour. In the context of Ford Australia, the CEO had to consider his relationship with employees and other stakeholders as part of assessing the problem situation. Since situational leadership allows leaders to adopt any style suitable for the problem, Graziano’ s transformational leadership style had a great influence on reducing resistance to change. The situational leadership theory allowed the management and CEO to adopt different leadership styles (such as transformational or charismatic leadership) to direct subordinate effort towards the goal of the firm’ s transformation plan and ensure that the backshore strategy was successful. Introduction Organisational leadership is increasingly becoming important in helping corporations adapt to a dynamic business environment.

This leadership is important because it influences the success and functioning of organisations. Organizational leadership is also important in influencing and persuading employees of firms to adopt a course of action for the benefit of the firm and shareholders.

One issue that has direct relevance to the leadership of an organisation is the decision to close operations in a foreign location (Kinkel, 2014). This action is referred to as back shoring.


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