Abstracts: December 11th, 2000

Landrum N E, Howell J P, Paris LLeadership & Organization Development Journal, (UK), 2000 Vol 21 No 3.Start page: 150. No of pages: 7

Points out that more must be known about the effectiveness of teams in designing and managing organization-wide strategic change as organizations move towards more democratic, team-based structures. Assesses the value of change led by a single, charismatic leader against change led by teams, and suggests that team-based change may be longer lasting and more responsive to future needs for change. Considers the type of organization that will support team-based change and proposes that organizations in which power is widely spread will be better suited to this, than those which emphasize charismatic leadership. Discusses if teams can block a charismatic leader in whom they have little confidence and concludes that they can do this. However, also believes that teams can enhance the efforts of a charismatic leader.


Style: Theoretical with application in practice

ISSN: 0143-7739. Reference: 29AL344

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