Real Bottom-Up Change
While changing the leadership in an organization may be an efficient way to signal the need for change, the key is to make sure employees and other stakeholders buy into the process.
The bottom-up approach to leadership works in today's world, and employees must be taken into consideration when making decisions on changing leadership. Yes, the company might be in dire need of change at the moment, but what good does it do if employees will not support the decision and how will the company fare in effect in the long-term? -- Michael Neagoe
Rick Wagoner was a part of GM for practically all of his career, having signed on after graduating from Harvard Business School in 1977. Removing a leader entrenched in the ideology, culture, and practices of an organization is a good way to signal change, but it is not necessarily the best way to enact change. In an organization as large as General Motors, change needs to happen at every level of the organization, not just at the top. If the company's employees are not open to such change then installing a new leader will achieve little and the status quo will remain the same. -- Brandon Rose
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