Affecting Change

Leadership is the capability to inspire and influence others to work towards accomplishing a goal. In an organization, leaders are occasionally faced with complications when it comes to encouraging workers to adapt to changes within the organization. “In large organizations, the effectiveness of managers depends on influence over superiors and peers as well as influence over subordinates (Yukl, 2006, p. 1).” The significance of a leader being liked and respected not because of the position he or she holds is essential to an organization. The ability to have others follows him or her because they felt that he or she is acting in his or her best interest. One also believes in what he or she is doing when it concerns phenomenal leadership. “Nations, empires, companies, and even sports teams, cannot remain at the top without strong leadership, since the leader’s skill in managing groups can make the difference between success and failure” ( University of Phoenix Simulation, 2010, p. 1).
Current Culture
“There seems to be wide agreement that organizational culture refers to a system of shared meaning held by members that distinguishes the organization from other organizations” (Ribbons, Judge, 2007, p. 1). The current culture of S&F Online operations revolves around James Arygle, Project Manager. He has created a culture whereas he is in charge of the complete operation and he dislikes anyone that tries to take his authority away. His teamwork is well together and gets the intended results. James and his web development team have continued to run the department in the direction they see as being the right way. The formation of the team has been recognized as centralization. The way decisions are made in any organization runs hand and hand with the existing culture within the organization. This creates a trickle down affect from higher levels employees to the lower level employees in the organization. “The actions of the current top management set the general climate...