Begin the paper with a 2-3 page discussion of organizational theories (e.g., Classical, Human Relations), leadership theories (e.g., Skills Theory, Elite Theory), and the role Organizational Leadership plays in society. You need to discuss at least three different theories of Organizational Leadership that are described in Chapter 2 of the textbook. Describe the main elements of the theories that you mention, and then discuss and evaluate each of them in terms of how well-suited you think they are for public organizations. In other words, why should or shouldn’t government departments and agencies use each theory? Is there one that seems to be better (or worse) than the others? Be sure to clearly describe why you’ve reached that conclusion.
Conduct a case study of an agency at the state or local level of government or a non-profit organization. You may not choose a federal agency (like the IRS or the Department of Defense) – it must be at the state or local level. [ MY LOCAL AGENCY IS Virginia Beach Human Services.
Use the information you acquire to write about how the theories of Organizational Leadership apply to your chosen agency or organization. Be sure to give specific examples of how these theories are applied in the agency or organization. You may find that only one theory is applicable or that several fit your agency or organization.
Formatting and Citation Expectations
Your paper should be a minimum of 5 pages, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, and 1-inch margins. Turnitin will be used on this assignment, and plagiarism may result in a 0 for the assignment. Please attach your paper as a .doc or .docx file.
Be sure to cite any sources used for your paper when you paraphrase or use direct quotations. A bibliography citing all of your sources (including the textbook) should be included at the end of the paper and does not count toward the 5 page length requirement. A proper in-text citation will include the author’s name(s), the year the text was published, and the page number the information being cited appears on. An example of a proper in-text citation is below:
Max Weber described bureaucracy as “a machine-like structure in which efficiency is paramount” (Holzer & Schwester 2019, p. 46).