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Chapter 24: HR-Oriented Leadership and Production-Oriented Leadership

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HR-Oriented Leadership and Production-Oriented Leadership
HR-oriented leadership and production-oriented leadership

In this entry we contrast leaders who come from a HR career versus those coming from a more production-oriented engineering background. HR professionals develop expertise in assessing talent, working out incentives and rewards, training individuals and optimizing the working relationships of teams. When they come into leadership positions they naturally seek to pursue the organization's goals by mobilizing the people they work with. On the other hand, people who have grown up through operations and production management tend to see people as factors in the process, emphasizing the ‘resource’ more than ...

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