Monday, February 21, 2011
Most organizations hire or otherwise appoint people to functional positions in order for them to fulfill the requirements of predetermined job descriptions. Organizations arguably create and maintain these job descriptions to ensure the accomplishment of particular tasks, or more likely in management levels, to ensure the accomplishment of objectives that support their goals and their overall missions. With these descriptions come implied or explicit amounts of authority and accountability and the usually unfounded assumption that selectees will appropriately assume requisite levels of responsibility. Unfounded because every situation presents unique, contextual challenges and opportunities, especially in regard to organizational culture. Consequently, questions of potential leadership effectiveness still remain, even for those selectees whose resumes align closely with posted requirements.