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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 Analyze the steps taken with regard to organizational structure in order to achieve high performance and state the organizational 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 organizational effectiveness.
5.0 Analyze the effects of power, influence and conflict at British American Tobacco.
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.
This world is the business world and the number of businesses is increasing day by day that increasing the competition level. Therefore, business firms have to apply proper management and leadership styles to establish a competitive position in the market. Additionally, organizational structure and culture are also needed to forecast the business’s future growth (Basil, 2017). Most importantly, business firms need to use different types of motivation for improving the mindset up of the employees. The report contains analyses of the management, leadership and motivation system of British American Tobacco plc (BAT). BAT is considered one of the largest international businesses throughout the world. This brand is selling in 200 markets throughout the world. The main vision of this company is to establish the success of farmers by undertaking several programs for farmers to produce environment-friendly products. BAT was established in 1902. The main mission of this company is to gain a market-leading brand and build a better tomorrow for its stakeholders.
BAT has spread its tobacco business in the international market (BAT, 2020). The profit history of this company is also sound. This company got £25.877 billion as revenue, £9.016 billion as operating profit and 5.849 billion as net profit in 2019 (BAT Annual Report, 2019). BAT has direct 55,000 employees and lots of farmers are connecting with this company and supplying raw materials to the company and making them self-dependent. This report firstly explains the management systems, principles, and roles for affecting and controlling human and capital resources. After that, it explains the methods of developing business structure and culture for creating a good working environment in the business. Then, this report explains the leadership style used by the CEO of British American Tobacco. In addition, this paper explains the influence of power and conflict in the business horizon, especially for British American Tobacco. This paper also finds the way of motivating the employees in the workplace by the British American Tobacco. The corporate examples and literature are used to support the main discussion of this report. The final part of the report includes some sorts of recommendations by which the CEO of BAT can implement better strategies and achieve a competitive advantage in the global market.
2.0 Examine the management style and state the principle and functions of management used by the CEO of British American Tobacco
To examine the management style of BAT, it is needed to understand the concept of all management styles. Chiaburu (2018) noted that management styles can be categorized under directive, authoritative, affiliative, participative, pacesetting, and coaching management. Directive management style directs the employees according to the will of the managers. This management style creates a highly pressurized situation on the employees that can be de-motivated the employees. The authoritative management style indicates that the managers make familiar the employees with the vision, not the instructions (Chiaburu, 2018). In this method, the managers can motivate the employees by providing persuasion and feedback. But this method can be fruitful if the managers give clear direction to the employees. The affiliative manager always makes the subordinates friends. This management style creates a good relationship among the upper and lower-level managers (Chiaburu, 2018). It is also suitable to manage conflicts among the employees.
The participative management style depends on the consensus not directing the employees. The managers inspire employees by respecting and considering all opinions. In the case of pacesetting management style, the managers follow managing style at the time of high standards of the staff (Melissa, 2018). This leadership is suitable when the employees are competent and motivated. The coaching management style focuses on the long-term skill development of the employees. Melissa (2018) stated that this management style is great because it helps to increase the strengths and performance of the employees.
The CEO of British American Tobacco has applied the combination of participative and coaching management styles for managing and increasing the strengths and performance of the employees. The CEO has believed that the human mind is very much sensitive and an autocratic management style can’t be a good method of management because it tends to job dissatisfaction of the employees (BAT, 2020). The CEO has also believed in the main principles of management to ensure fair facility, unity and discipline in the workplace. Additionally, all functions of the business are also monitored by the CEO of BAT. The CEO has created the plan and policies along with the best implementation process and then share with the employees (BAT Annual Report, 2019). The CEO has also monitored the controlling and motivating activities of the business. Ultimately, the CEO of BAT is the ultimate person who manages, reviews, monitors and controls all necessary tasks of the business.
3.0 Analyze the steps taken with regard to organizational structure in order to achieve high performance and state the organizational culture at British American Tobacco and its impact on the employees
Choi (2017) stated that for the achievement of high performance and gaining the goals and objectives of the business, an organization must need to take some steps. The steps are mainly described in the following two broad ways. The first step is considered as the structure of an organization. The organization is usually formed by following some specific steps those are come one by one (Choi, 2017). The organization structure is a specific format of rules, regulations and responsibilities. The organization structure is the most basic tool for achieving high performance as well as gaining the success of all activities taken by the authority. Organization structure is the main platform for transferring the rules, regulations, command, direction and information from upward to downward and feedback from downward to upward (Choi, 2017). BAT also follows some steps for achieving high performance in the area of the business world. The steps of organization structures those are followed by British American Tobacco are described below……………………