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2.0 Examine the management style and state the principle and functions of management used by the CEO of British American Tobacco.
3.0 Analyse the steps taken with regard to organizational structure in order to achieve high performance and state the organization culture at British American Tobacco and its impact on the employees.
4.0 Describe the leadership style of the CEO of British American Tobacco to enhance the organizational effectiveness
5.0 Analyse the effects of power, influence and conflict at the chosen firm.
6.0 Discuss the various types of motivation used at British American Tobacco.
7.0 Use appropriate corporate examples and literature to justify your stand.
8.0 Suggestions / recommendations (strategies) to increase organizational performance.
According to global market share, British American Tobacco (BAT) is the world’s second-largest tobacco group. BAT was founded in 1902 and since then they run their business successfully for more than 100 years. Around one-eighth percent of the world’s adult smokers’ smoking needs are fulfilled by BAT-produced cigarettes. Bat retain a strong market position in every region where they operate. Also, BAT become the leading company in about fifty markets. They create job positions for more than 90,000 people worldwide. They had more than 300 brands around the world. Jack Bowles is the present CEO of BAT. BAT encourages a multi-cultured environment in the workplace. As a global business, they employ people of multi-cultural behavior and faith. Every regional employee has the freedom to practice their faith and culture in the working environment freely. They are fully responsible for their actions and deeds. The authority of BAT always appreciates the idea of making any decision as close as possible to the local stakeholders. They always try to maintain a strong framework of principles, standards, policies, strategies and substitute authorities.
Every organization is run by a bunch of people to fulfill the various needs of other people and for this, organizations have to operate in a socio-economic environment. The success of the organization depends on the right decision. Organizational theory and practices help the decision-making process to be easy (Cooper and Green, 2019). Organizational theory can be defined as the study which is required to analyze the business operations for finding various problems and solving them. This report is about the organizational theories and practices that have been followed by British American Tobacco.
In the first section, principles and concepts of management including skills, and functions of the CEO of BAT are discussed. The practice of effective organizational culture and its impact on employees are discussed in the next section. Besides how they are used to analyze organizational functions and structures to gain success are also described. After that, the leadership styles of the CEO of British American Tobacco with appropriate model descriptions are focused on in this paper. The organizational impact of power, influence and conflict is discussed in the later section. Also, motivational theory and its applications are discussed. And finally, appropriate examples are given to justify the views and some recommendations are provided for overcoming various problems.
2.0 Examine the management style and state the principle and functions of management used by the CEO of British American Tobacco
Principles of management used by the CEO of British American Tobacco:
Jack Bowles is the present CEO of British American Tobacco. Henry Fayol’s principle of management is very effective for increasing performance efficiency. According to the model, first, he divides the task into several sections and recruits appropriate employees for each part. After that, the authority of the tasks is provided to the related employees. Discipline, unity of command, unity of direction are followed by.
Organizational interest and providing appropriate remuneration to the employees are also considered carefully. As the company is operated all over the world, he gives importance to centralization (Slideteam, 2020). And later the rest of the principles i.e. equality, scalar chain are also managed effectively. And finally, he follows esprit de corps which means unity is strength to enhance business performances to achieve business goals.
Basic roles of the management of the CEO of British American Tobacco: Jack Bowles follows Mintzberg’s set of management roles in the business of BAT. According to this model, he has ten different skills under three sets of skills. He successfully performs his interpersonal skills such as figurehead, performing ceremonial duties; leader, taking responsibilities; and liaison, making contracts (Neilson, 2019). Along with these, he is also concerned about his informational roles such as monitoring, analyzing the environment to collect new information; disseminator, carrying on confidential information to attendants and spokespersons, sharing information with non-organizational people.
And finally, he also practices decisional roles such as entrepreneur, initiating projects to develop business; disturbance handler, always aware to solve any problem in the workplace; resource allocator, distribute resources to appropriate individual and negotiator, always balance board decisions with organizational resources.
Skills of the CEO of British American Tobacco: Jack Bowles has the ability to learn from past experiences and apply new lessons for the improvement of the company. He has strong communication skills which are effective to build a good relationship with the employees. He has a great understanding of the company’s strategies, the ability to improve interpersonal skills and promote innovative ideas for business success (Neilson, 2019).
Organizational functions of management: There are four basic functions in organizational management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Jack Bowles effectively performs these functions. He set the goals to be achieved and planned accordingly. He successfully organized employees and relate them to appropriate tasks. He leads and motivates the team to reach the destination. He also controls the team by evaluating the entire process and sorting out strengths and weaknesses and acting accordingly (Study.com, 2020)…………………….