Current organizations want managers who will act as leaders by having the necessary skills in managing projects and expressing change through looking for new markets and maintaining their position in the competitive field. The process of managing people has increasingly become more dynamic through encompassing many diverse topics, widening their scope when it comes to functioning of the various departments and at the same time enhancing their hierarchical chains of command by complementing them with adequate horizontal relationships (Schlein, 1988).
Most organizations have undergone or are undergoing major transformations in how they are managed. There has been witness of organizations moving from the rigid and bureaucratic processes of yesteryears to more flexible and cost effective management practices. The future organization will be required to be even more dynamic to survive in the rapidly evolving global organizations. Organizations are putting more importance on the achievement of effectiveness through reduction of costs and leveraging themselves strategically to be able to compete favorably.
Prominence is being given to the type of leadership that is being provided by the management. Leadership is critical for the success of any modern organization. The future of today’s organizations will be dependent on the type of leadership that is going to be provided by the management. The leadership will be in the context of directing the visions, missions, and resources to constantly leverage the organizations to execute the policies that have been put in place to achieve goals and objectives.
Besides, the future of organizational management will continuously align itself to new innovations, knowledge and perceptions and move away from internal functions like people and projects. Explosion of information and communication technology has brought with it major changes in the overall functioning of organizations. The issue of the location at which the workers can carry out their duties is going to be more significant. For example, working from home as a result of the advances in information communication technology is bound to contain momentous possessions on running of the organizations.
Cases of technology substituting the employees is bound to make some managers unnecessary with the implications of causing unemployment and changes whole organizational structure. Role of leadership in management Leadership can be said to be the act of motivating others to behave or do something towards achieving common goals and objectives (Margaret, 1993). The leader is the inspiration and director of the action. He or she is the person who makes others to follow his or her advice without any effort and skills that makes others want to follow his or her direction.
Leadership is about giving inspiration to others to take a certain course of action. Leadership goes hand in hand with personality and skills that effortlessly encourage others to perform certain activities. In business and organizations, leadership goes hand in hand with performance, and therefore the most successful leaders are those that lead to high outputs in businesses and organizations. Management today requires that there is effective leadership that can propel an organization forward. Management in organizations cannot just happen alone.
The people who are mandated to manage others need the prerequisite leadership attributes for the organization to achieve success as far as achievement of goals and objectives is concerned. Modern organizations have become more complex as compared to the previous ones and the ways through which organizations carried out management practices a long time ago can not apply successfully to current management dynamics. Hence leadership cannot be the work of one person, but a result of co-operations between various groups that form a relationship; hence emphasis is on the relationship, not the leader (Lincoln, 2006).