Skills and competencies
Communication with everyone in the firm is what is needed at all times and which should be made possible by the Ceo . Letting the other person know what we actually what and how effectively he can contribute should all be given importance to Working with mutual commitment and coordination is what is lacking in the conduct of the CEO. Clear and transparent mechanism should be adopted and followed so that sincerity should be expected from everyone. Cheryl should show concern and respect to the operating style which was followed since 94 years. She can add in and inculcate the ideas which she feels would benefit the firm slowly and gradually .
Its said Rome was not built in one day hence slowly things have to be fitted into the scene by overall consensus. The CEO should give chances to the current personnel and encourage them to produce utmost efficiency rather than bringing in experts from outside. Everyone should be taken into confidence and their opinion should be entertained. Whatever plans are made should fit the culture and working environment of the firm. Opportunities like Lakeland considering to open a subsidiary that does offshore production and sell to lower end market can eliminate a lot of issues like brands might face.
Senior team members should always taken into confidence and given the respect which they deserve. It’s not always that a person alone can reach the heights of success but instead it’s a collective effort. (Judith 1991 ) The CEO should talk to the union members and share her ideas with them a Lakeland a successful abode. Growth is needed undoubtedly but target should also be set. There are a lot of contributing ingredients which are essential to make a person a successful leader. The Ceo who is entrusted with the responsibility of bringing in success to the firm has to make sure that his targets are set and fixed
The Issues might seem unimportant and negligible by the Ceo but have alot of impact on the overall efficiency of the people working under him. The Ceo therefore has to keep the vital facts in mind before laying out his framework of moving the company. The company members also have to show a keen interest towards the procedures and ideas which are put forward by the Ceo. There were quite evident reasons that were contributing to the fact that the head had some issues which were not paid heed to and hence were reflecting from his behavior.
The organization which has been following a pattern of work since so many years is not that open to changes . the changes have to be gradually penetrated to meet the standards of the time. Its not that the policies which the Ceo was thinking of would not have brought any success but it takes time for everything to get assimilated . For every change to be adopted it takes time for it to get absorbed in . The working environment and the culture is always given a lot of importance and then only certain decisions are taken place.
The CEO of every organization is given a lot of respect and dignity and always to be taken as someone who would consider every individual who is working in the organization as equal. The people of the organization should be worked upon and made better individuals because they would eventually benefit the organization by adopting new skills and competencies. Hence it is the Head who has the power to make the company or break the company.
Gordan , Judith R. (1991) A Diagnostic Approach to Organizational Behavior 3rd Ed. Simon & Schuster Inc Massachusetts.