Study On Hewlett Packard Inc (HP) - Management & Leadership

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MANAGEMENT ANDORGANIZATIONBEHAVIOR
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYOrganisation is a formal gathering of people who come together to work collectively forattaining the predetermined objectives of company and developing effective and influentialresults for the growth of business. Present study develops a detailed analysis of a blue chipcompany which is globally established and successfully operating its business. The study willfocus on undertaking an extensive research on the management and leadership approach of HPinc to evaluate the internal strategies of company. Hewlett Packard Company (HP) is an American IT company which provides a widerange of technological services and products. HP is referred as 'godfather of silicon valley' due towide business base and effective market share. The entity was established in the year 1939 bytwo Stanford graduates Bill Hewlett and David Packard. HP developed a unique and effectiveculture 'The HP way' which revolutionised the employment policies and working culture inSilicon Valley. It developed a culture with flexible working hours, creative freedom, wideemployee benefits and limited lay-offs. HP has established an effective system of creating group dynamics and team workingwithin the company. This has helped business unit in developing effective and profitable resultsfor the organization. The company efficiently supports team development and team buildingspirits. Moreover, HP has adopted contingency leadership styles in order to attain effective goalsand outcomes for the company. Bill Hewlett and David Packard, the founders of company havebeen the influential characters for the business.The report will help in analysing the impact of team work and leadership within thecompany. The study reflects that HP has developed and adopted well designed leadershipprocess styles in order to attain high success for the company.
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1Background of the company...................................................................................................1WORKGROUPS AND TEAMS.....................................................................................................2Types of group........................................................................................................................2Process of group development................................................................................................2Team dynamics.......................................................................................................................3Creating team efficiency in HP..............................................................................................4LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT..........................................................................................5Leaders and managers............................................................................................................5Theories..................................................................................................................................6CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................7REFERENCES................................................................................................................................9
INTRODUCTIONOrganisation is a formal gathering of people who come together to work collectively forattaining the predetermined objectives of company and developing effective and influentialresults for the growth of business. Well established global units such as Apple, Samsung, HP,Marks and Spencer, Virgin, Hilton, Marriott etc. have adopted the individualistic and uniqueapproach of managing organizational functions and attaining favourable results for the business.Businesses adopt unique measures to develop team work for the success of business (Basu andWright, 2003).Present study will develop a detailed analysis of a blue chip company which is globallyestablished and successfully operating its business. The study will focus on undertaking anextensive research on the management and leadership approach of HP inc to evaluate the internalstrategies of company. The report will evaluate the policies and measures that HP has adopted inorder to influence work-groups and teams. The study will apply academic theories and practicesin the report in order to understand the organizational behaviour of business. Background of the companyHewlett Packard Company (HP) is an American IT company which provides a widerange of technological services and products. HP is referred as 'godfather of silicon valley' due towide business base and effective market share. The entity was established in the year 1939 bytwo Stanford graduates Bill Hewlett and David Packard (WHERE NEXT FOR HEWLETT-PACKARD? 2015). The company went public in the year 1957. The founders of the businessshared their vision by stating the significance of employees for the success of business. Thecompany focused on developing trust and respects for the employees to foster effective creativitywhich results in developing wide success and prosperity measures. At present, company managesa workforce of more than 325,000 people. HP developed a unique and effective culture 'The HP way' which revolutionised theemployment policies and working culture in Silicon Valley (Amar, 2004.). It developed a culturewith flexible working hours, creative freedom, wide employee benefits and limited lay-offs. Thishelped company in developing a strong and committed team of employees for the business byinfusing positive organizational culture. In the year 2001, HP merged with Compaq in order todevelop financial and organizational efficiency. 1

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