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Strategic Leadership and Morgan's Spider Plant

1. How might Morgan's re-design using the spider plant metaphor relate to how decisions are made, sources and nature of conflict, and the flow of communication relate within the Government sector? I need about 350 words to explain this question. Thank you in advance.

Source: Imaginization by Gareth Morgan 1997,1993.

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Thank you for posting today. It is my goal to provide ideas, definitions, research help, and instructions on how you, the student, should approach the assignment.

Consider this:

"Although Morgan is at pains to avoid asserting the supremacy of any given metaphor or theoretical perspective, it is clear that he prefers a relativistic, self-organizing approach to management. To manage multiple decentralized teams and projects, for example, he offers the metaphor of a spider plant.

You can use the metaphor of a spider plant (or any other metaphor for that matter) in the following exercise: 5

1. Select an organizational unit for the exercise (team, department, project, company, etc.).

2. List as many of the characteristics of the spider plant as you can. (eg. Spider plants begin to grow new shoots when they outgrow their pots. As the plant reaches out to search for new ground it receives nourishment from the mother plant. When the new plant has established roots and is able to sustain itself, the linking shoot is no longer ...

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