How Changing Generations...Change: Harnessing the Differences Between Generations and Their Approaches to Change

Volume
Volume 9
Issue
Issue 2, Fall 2018
Title
How Changing Generations...Change: Harnessing the Differences Between Generations and Their Approaches to Change
Abstract

This article will compare and contrast two leadership change strategies as observed in older generations (influenced by modernity) and younger generations (influenced by postmodernity). It will be suggested that modernist leadership strategies may focus more on command-and-control and vision. It will be further suggested that postmodern leaders may employ a more collaborative and mission-centric approach to change leadership. This latter approach
will be shown to have been described in postmodern circles by organic metaphors and four conditions as set forth by organizational theorist Mary Jo Hatch. Subsequently, it will be suggested that the style of leadership embraced should depend upon the cultural context of the generational actors and the environment.

Author
Dr. Robert Whitesel
Pages
142 - 150
Price
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