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Manangement and Leadership (TOYOTA)

A. Examine the roles and responsibilities if leaders in creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture.
b.Differentiate between management and leadership.
c. Describe the roles that organizational managers and leaders play in creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture.
e. Recommend at least two strategies that organizational managers and leaders can set to create and maintain a healthy organizational culture
Support your recommendations with the concepts discussed in class and in the text Batman-snell- The McGraw Hill and based on your own experience. I work for Toyota myself be sure to cite at least two sources in your paper. Properly cite your reference . If you used an electronic source, include the URL if you used a printed source, please attach a copy of the data to your paper.

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//Before understanding the concept of 'Healthy Organizational Culture', the First and foremost requirement is to access the roles and responsibilities of leaders in creating and maintaining it. In this concern, I am taking an example of Toyota Corporation//


Toyota Corporation was established in the year 1993 in 'sun-origin country' I.e. Japan. It is popularly known for its largest Japanese automakers. The company deals in the various products such as cars, hybrid vehicles, SUV, motor vans, etc. In the automobile industry, Toyota motor is among one of the top most multinational company around the world.

The company is accredited for producing fuel efficient automobile with unique designs. In this consideration of generating new and innovative designs, it is awarded as one of the most developed global company in the automobile sector. While excelling in this field the company, give a competitive edge to lot of its rival companies like Ford Motor, Honda Motors Co. Ltd and General Motors Corporation (Toyota, 2008).

Roles and Responsibilities

Healthy organization culture is basically a set of characteristics that are followed by everyone in the organization. It is considered as vital ingredient for an organization. The characteristics may be in the form of assumptions, beliefs values, norms & culture, etc. If all these characteristics are acquired and followed by the Toyota employees, it will cultivate a feeling of inner self-respect and will also generate the feeling of cooperation.

Consequently, the motivational patterns will be boosted up so that the employees put their outmost energies for the effective work at the work place. In order to create and maintain an effective organizational culture, the manager must learn to lead, uncover the root cause of the problem and then applies the scientific methods at the most practical level (Toyota's Ever-Rising Sun).

The leaders also have to perform the various major roles and responsibilities. For instance: the development of voluntary cooperation, equality at the work place, setting ethical standards to direct and discipline the employees, properly communicating the set of characteristic in order to make them aware and listen regarding the views about the culture and following the unique culture to direct and motivate the employees.

For creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture in the Toyota Corporation, the organizational manager and the leader need to play different roles such as that of interpersonal role, informational role, decision role etc. Further, these all roles are described below:

1. Interpersonal role: ...

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