Running head: LEADING CHANGE
University of Phoenix
The focus of this analysis is on the managing across simulation and the company Good Sport and the culture, structure of Good Sport will be identified and how the culture and structure translates into power and politics, the power structure and politics, leadership styles and changes made, and conflict management within Good Sport organization will be identified.
Good Sport is a fitness manufacturing company founded by an ex-basketball star Jason Poole 15 years ago. The company is based in Coral Springs, Florida. The company has been moving forward over the last four years improving investments, performance, sales, production and research and development. The company is now expanding in neighboring Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The company sells its equipment to clubs, hotels and residential houses.
As stated in our text, organization structure is "the division of labor and the patterns of coordination, communication, workflow, and formal power that direct organizational activities (McShane, Glinow, 2004, P. 446)."
Good Sport also uses a functional structure where employees were in departments by their expertise by their fields for example, the company sales, research and development (R&D) and production departments are a functional structure "organizes employees around specific knowledge or other resources. (McShane, Glinow, 2005 P.456)." Organizational structures have two fundamental requirements, the division of labor into distinct tasks and coordination of the labor where employees can accomplish common goals (McShane, Glinow, 2004).
In the GS scenario functional structures have limitations because people with common interests and backgrounds put together in groups and they concentrate more on subunit goals over organizational goals. Functional structures have higher dysfunctional differences between work...