The primary challenge in globally dispersed organizations is to ensure that the workforce operates productively to accomplish corporate goals and meet market demands. It is important for these organizations that goals proliferate throughout the local teams or Business Units to ensure maximized worker productivity and meeting of market demands. This proliferation is oftentimes dependent on the leaders of the organization, who contribute to setting the tone and culture for how individuals work, communicate with each other, and ultimately the productivity of the workforce to accomplish corporate goals and meet market demands.
Business Unit Goals Focus vs Company Goals
Leaders are the foundational members of a company and their style has a direct impact on how employees engage with each other. Leaders must understand the people on their team and determine the best approach and style to facilitate achievement of goals and objectives for the group or Business Unit and the company. In organizations with a more Command and control leadership approach, bureaucracy is more prevalent and communication between employees and departments or business units may be strained. Leaders in these organizations may be driven by achievement of departmental or business unit goals versus the larger collective goals of the organization. However, this style of leadership results in employees practicing behaviors that is against the larger collective. Employees may feel encouraged to share less information with others, reject new ideas for fear of failure, and possibly work against others, despite everyone working for the same company. The organizational impact of this style of leadership is poor employee morale and job satisfaction.Read More