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  • Leonard Robinson Chin

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    December 28, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    I would work best with the CEO. Based on the information provided in the scenario, I am in the opinion that the CEO is practicing the Servant Leadership style. The servant leadership style in where the leader role is to “serve” the employees by removing the obstacles and creating the opportunities for the employees to excel and achieve their objectives and goals. The employee however would need to be proactive in determining their goals that they want to achieve and how they would like to complete their task. I believe the CEO will provide a greater autonomy for his employees to complete the given task and this is directly increase creativity and innovation in the workplace. Based on the information provided in the scenario, the CEO sounds like a person that would value out of the box ideas and solutions.

    1. A company with routine and unskilled job functions

    For such an organization, the leadership style that is suitable is autocratic. Given the name of the job of being unskilled, we must imagine the competency levels of the workforce that would be hired. Such employees are not expected to make their own decision or come out with solutions on their own. Hence, they would require clear direction on what needs to be done and how to do it.

    2. A company with dangerous job functions (toxic waste handling or heavy equipment operation)

    For such an organization, the leadership style that is suitable is bureaucratic. When handling toxic waste for example there is rules and regulations that needs to be followed and no short cuts can be taken. Periodic maintenance heavy equipment is also mandatory to be done even when the machines are not broken down. All this requires a leader that instills disciple or by the book to follow all the require rules and procedures.

    3. A company preparing to disrupt an existing market with ground-breaking technology

    For such an organization, the leadership style that is suitable is transformational. Transformational leaders have big vision thinking. This type of leadership also promotes creativity and innovation in the organization by advocating openness in the workplace allowing being to share their thoughts and opinions freely. They also need to motivate their employees to think outside the box and come out with solutions that other have not thought of.

    4. A company preparing for an IPO

    For such an organization, the leadership style that is suitable is task oriented. As when a company is preparing for an IPO there is a lot of paperwork that needs to be completed as well as regulations that needs to comply with. The task that goes into preparation needs to be completed as per stipulated by the regulatory bodies. Any errors might led to the delay in the listing of the company or being rejected by the regulatory body.