MGT502 Assignment # 2 Solution:
Q.1:What will you suggest for these three persons? What
leadership style they should adopt for the smooth transition. Please
explain in your own words with valid reasons and points.
LEADERSHIP APPLICATION Page 110 and 111. Leadership
styles: There are four leadership styles.
4. Achievement oriented
You can make 3 seperate paragraphs for the 3 names (FAHAD, IMRAN &
IBRAHIM) mentioned in this assignment. This is your decission that which
styles should be adopted by whom? U have to write atleast 90 words for
one person as its 15 marks assignment.
Q.2:Explain the advantages and disadvantages associated with
promoting internally to a leadership position.It would be better to the
write advantages and disadvantages in numbering or bulliting form.
atleast write 6-7.
Answer: Benefits of promoting from within In the business world, promoting from
within can provide benefits in several areas:
Recruiting - Being known as an employer who offers
opportunities for career advancement is attractive to prospective hires.
Interviewees are impressed when they meet employees who've steadily
moved up the ranks.
Retention - When new employees see that opportunities
exist for them and that there's a track record of hiring from within,
they tend to stay longer with your company.
Cost savings - The cost of recruiting, interviewing,
and onboarding new employees can outweigh the cost of training current
employees for certain new skills. It can take internal candidates much
less time to become effective in a new position because they are already
familiar with the company culture and its goals.
Flexibility - Newly promoted staff can assist with
training their replacements. They are available for questions and can
occasionally fill in at their old position if needed in emergencies.
Culture fit - Existing employees fit in with the
company culture (or else I assume you would not be promoting them).
Conversely, despite the most probing interview
questions, you're never positive about whether a new hire will be a good culture fit or
* The job may require skills not found in your company.
* If you promote only from within, you limit the sources from which to
draw candidates and you may be restricted to promoting a person
significantly less qualified than someone from outside your company.
* People who have worked in other companies bring with them new and
different ideas and know-how that can benefit your team.
* Outsiders look at your activities with a fresh view, not tainted by
One of the major problems in interdepartmental transfers is the
reluctance of department heads to release efficient and productive
workers to other departments. One of the first actions of a company
planning a policy of internal recruitment should be to notify all
department heads and team leaders that it will overrule any attempts to
keep people who could be more valuable to the organization from
transferring to another position. It should also be mentioned that
people who are passed over for better positions in other departments are
unlikely to remain with the company, and probably will seek another job
elsewhere - so both the department
and the company will lose a valuable employee.