As we knew, the general motor is one of the leaders of
automotive Industries. This
attribute for leadership and culture. But in other Hand, The General Motor is
Considered essentially to have linked that Influence
either the organization or the employee.
Moreover, this company Manufactures vehicles in 37
different countries. Also, the General
Motor made a lot of changes within the company to
survive a possible crisis. First of all, it
Starts Changing the culture of the company and then
changing the efficiency of the Worker.
The main Purpose of this changing is to have a quick
decision-making in its process.
Marry Barbara who officially became GM CEO Start to restricted company
with a lot
Of Rules such as appointed new vice president of
global vehicle safety; also she hired 35
Investigators and She has been cooperative with
government investigations to see what is the
Major problem in company. However, she doesn’t have
enough knowledge either for culture
Or for leadership. The Leadership and culture are very
important in any company. As
Everyone knows, Leadership is action of leading a
group of Individuals or an organization.
It can be described in different ways. Most
individuals believe that there are born
Leaders and others conclude that leaders are made.
Leadership sets the standard for a culture
That attributes through an organization.
The GM Culture Crisis: what leaders must learn from this culture?
GM leaders made many
decisions either correct or not, but failed to work with
employees to implement changes and fix problems. For example, for GM employee,
everybody who was engaged on the ignition switch issue had the responsibility
to fix it,
took responsibility or there are no cooperation between the engineers and
Investigators in this company. Leaders throughout many industries agree that “Culture” is the
Most powerful Task of a company. As Edgar Schein, said: “Culture is not
Phenomenon but it is our very core. We live in a culture, we display a
culture, and we’re
Always driven by our culture». For this
company, this culture change depends with behavior
And consequences. So they start trying to balance
their communication with all of the
Employee using social media. For instance, they start
using either Facebook or twitter to help
This company to obtain trust and confidence; Means
that any contact or link with customers
Give us a big chance to build a good relationship.
Moreover, the social media play a
common role for the company to make things
However, they found a lot of challenges in this changing such as problem of
means that they faced big problem in paying the employee and also they decided
workforce from 60000 TO 40000.
The GM Culture Crisis: what leaders must learn
from this culture?
In other hand, this company did better job to
give for the employee
to Give better productivity and for results to increase the sale and market of
Organization behavior is systematic study and also gives u application of
to know how People react within organization. Organization provides lot of
helping manager to look to anyone behavior and also to understand of the
employee on their work. Every Organization tries to encourage people to do good
of every organization is first Describe how people behave. Also, the second
understand the behavior of each Employee than finally control and development
of each one.
General motor is affected by
many forces either internal or external forces. First of
All, the external forces the general company was affected by Toyota the
Biggest competitor For GM.
Moreover, we have also the china company that is another
External forces for this
company. These competitors had a bad impact in the total profitability
of the general motor . In
other hand, the one of the internal forces for changing general motor
Was the highest paid for
employee as company was paying $74 per hour as compared to
Toyota $44 per hour, because
GM was an Agreement with trade union. So as results, the
Company decide to change in some
areas such as structural change, cultural change,
Technology change. After this
changes, the general motor become in better position and
Achieved the cost benefits by
implementing strategies in the company.
Culture Crisis: what leaders must learn from this culture?
Organization differ from the system to the other that they maintain and
They achieved. Generally. They are five types of
models: autocratic model, the custodial
Model, the supportive model, the collegial model and
finally the system model. In this
Company, they used the autocratic model because it
depends to the power. Likewise, the
Managerial is the official Authority. So the decision
is made for the higher level than sharing
The information either with the president or the
senior manager until the decision Become an
Action. However, the competitors of the general motor
use either the supportive Model or the
System model. For instance, the Toyota company use the
Supportive model because it
Depends leadership more than using power. Also the
most common thing in this company that
Management orientation supports the employee job
rather than support employment benefit.
Finally, after facing a lot of
problems inside the company, and after a lot of
either in culture or organization. The company had improved the working
the company must study the weaknesses the increase the benefit and sale on the
In other hand, general motor should improve the product Quality and customers