Change within an organization is inevitable, whether it is the result of such factors as the introduction of new products and technologies, shifts in world economies, consumer demands, or today’s mobile workforce.
The success of an organization depends in large part on how effectively changes such as these are handled. Last week, you analyzed the concept of followership. Now consider the role of the follower in adaptive systems thinking.
1. How does adaptive leadership link to issues of followership?
2. Would more adaptive leadership assist in your organization? Why or why not? What could you do to enable it?
3. What kinds of organizational cultures respond best to adaptive leadership? Why?
4. Identify a business or organization that you believe uses adaptive leadership principles. Describe how you see the model used in the organization and its effectiveness.