Tribalism Analysis

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The term corporate tribes is coined by Dave Logan with his team during their 10 years rigorous study of approximately 24,000 people in more than two dozen corporations, Logan, King, and Fischer-Wright refine and define a common theme: the success of a company depends on its tribes, the strength of its tribes is determined by the tribal culture, and a thriving corporate culture can be established by an effective tribal leader (Logan, King, & Fischer-Wright, 2008). Logan, King, and Fischer-Wright believe that every organization is really a set of small towns (Logan, King, & Fischer-Wright, 2008). The town is a human settlement where people interact with each other, and both business and politics are present. The town is headed by a mayor, duly…show more content…
The town’s people are composed of different social classes. A simple town can be compared to a Business Organization; Department Manager is the counterpart of the mayor, Assistant manager is the Sheriff and the Townspeople are their subordinates or the companies’ employees. The people are different in every town, and the roles are never exactly the same. But there are more similarities than difference, and the metaphor itself hold from one company to another (Logan, King, & Fischer-Wright, 2008). David Wiley of African Studies Center from Michigan State University on his article using "tribe" and "tribalism" categories to misunderstand African societies , “Tribe, a concept that has endeared itself to Western scholars and journalists for a century, is primarily a means to reduce for readers the complexity of the non-Western societies of…show more content…
, was able to differentiate management and leadership, according to his article, “Management us about coping with complexity. Its practices and procedures are largely a response to one of the most significant development of the twentieth century: the emergence of large organization. Without good management, complex enterprises tend to become chaotic in ways that threaten their very existence. Good Management brings a degree of order and consistency to key dimensions like the quality and profitability of the products. Leadership, by contrast, is about coping about change. Part of the reason it has become so important in recent years is that the business world has become more competitive and more volatile. Faster technological change, greater international competition, the deregulation of the markets, and overcapacity in capital-intensive industries……. and the changing demographics of the workforce among the many factor that contributed to this shift. More changes are more and more necessary to survive and compete effectively in this new environment. More change always demand more leadership.” (Kotter, 1995). The BPO sector need more leaders than manager because of its fast paced environment and it continuously changes. The success of a leader in the BPO will be largely determined by how efficiently and effectively he /she respond to the challenges of change in the company. Change is inevitable, unavoidable and unstoppable and
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