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Case Analysis - Perot Systems/EDS

1. Compare Mr. Meyerson's leadership style versus Mr. Perot's based on the Michigan and Ohio State behavioral theories of leadership.
2. Utilizing Fiedler's Contingency Theory of Leadership, explain how either Meyerson's or Perot's style might be most appropriate based on specific characteristics of the situation at Perot Systems.
3. Evaluate the situation at Perot Systems from the point of view of the discussion on New Leadership.

The case should be prepared in the following manner:

a. State the problem
b. Summarize the case
c. Analyze the case by answering each question at the case, and
d. Your recommendation (s) or the appropriate course of action that should be taken to solve the problem.

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State the problem: Organizations today often encourage change to better the work environment. However, these changes often cause unwanted results which were not expected. This leads individuals observe organizational behavior in hopes of minimizing unwanted and/or negative changes within an organization. Organizational behavior, organizational culture, diversity, communication, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and organizational learning are all factors within an organization. These terms must first be defined in order to create a truly more efficient work environment.

Organizational behavior is defined as "the study of individuals and groups in organizations". (Schermerhorn, Hunt, Osborn, 2003, p. 2) This ...

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