The Online University has established a broadcasting station that must be staffed with volunteers because of budgetary constraints. Volunteers are selected and trained to fill certain roles. The program director did not have a leadership style that worked well with the volunteers, and ultimately he left. For nine months, there was no program director. Another newly hired program director did not get along with the volunteers, and this time, the volunteers resigned and left the station with little help.
1.How would I analyze the causes of the problem with understaffing at the Online University.
2.As an expert how would you explain the importance of a compatible leadership style to motivate and manage a volunteer staff.
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The analysis would have to begin with a look at the needs of the organization as it pertains to the need to use volunteers as most of the staff. The next step would include the staff and volunteers specifically.
Analyze the issues the staff has, including the paid and volunteers. What made the previous leaders difficult to deal with for the volunteers? As a program director, what are the tasks of the position and how do those bring him/her into contact with the volunteers?
Next decide what the most important issues are and prioritize these, so a proper job description can be drawn up. From this, the hiring committee or person would need to develop the ...
This solution of 438 words provides a review of the needs to be a successful leader in an organization using volunteers in staff positions. References used are included.