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New Project Success

In your educated opinion:

1. Recommend leadership behaviors required to keep momentum alive during the implementation of a new project
2. Evaluate the elements an organizations culture and explain how they may influence successful implementation.
3. Develop a strategy to deal effectively with organizational culture issues to ensure success of the plan.
4. Recommend post-implementation management practices necessary for the projects continued success.

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1. Recommend leadership behaviors required to keep momentum alive during the implementation of a new project

During the implementing of a new project, the appropriate leadership leadership behavior to exercise or utilize will depend on the varied circumstances that an organization is expected to face. We will discuss various leadership styles that can be effectively used to tackle the challenges and issues with the implementation of a new project.

First of all, let us imagine a situation where the new project requires significant change in the organization, be it in terms of overall corporate culture, processes and systems, etc. The need for such change arise due to several reasons, such as the fact that the new project is a totally new and innovative project requiring significant alterations and adaptations on part of the organization. In such a situation, leadership styles such as transformational or charismatic leadership works very well in the sense that such leadership behavior tend to overcome the resistance among the organizational employees and motivate them to transform themselves in order to embrace the change. Such leadership behavior is critical in terms of securing cooperation from the employees for the new project, especially when there is lot of pessimism, fear and apprehension about a new project. Transformational leadership also works well in situations where urgency is required or time is quite short in terms of implementing the new project. Transformation leadership works, infact, work well in almost all the situations as it helps in coping with new changes as well as inspiring people to embrace change.

Similarly, new project can result in lot of task related complexities which need to be clarified. In such a situation, transactional leadership works well in terms of clarifying the followers about the processes, establishing order and consistency, enabling plans and control mechanisms,etc. Basically, transactional leadership aims to clarify all confusions and reduce complexities associated with the given project, thereby making the tasks and goals absolutely clear for the followers and thus, reducing ambiguity.

2. Evaluate the elements an organizations culture and explain how they may influence successful ...

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Recommend leadership behaviors required to keep momentum alive during the implementation of a new project

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