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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 650 Understand professional management and leadership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings ⇒ 1.3 Analyse how the values and cultural context of an organisation influence the application of management and leadership models.

1.3 Analyse how the values and cultural context of an organisation influence the application of management and leadership models.

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 650 Understand professional management and leadership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
Learning outcome: 1. Understand theories of management and leadership and their application to health and social care or children and young people settings
Assessment criteria: 1.3 Analyse how the values and cultural context of an organisation influence the application of management and leadership models.

  • The values of an organisation are the principles that underpin everything they do (e.g. honesty, staff development, learning from mistakes etc.)
  • The values, principles and beliefs of an organisation contribute to its culture, which governs how team members think and behave
  • Charles Handy proposed the following organisational cultures:
    • Role culture – uses well-defined job roles and responsibilities so that everyone knows what is expected from them
    • Task culture – teams are formed to achieve particular objectives or work on specific projects
    • Power culture – one person or a small group of people make all the decisions
    • Person culture – individuals have a lot of autonomy regarding the way that they work
  • Handy’s cultures can link in with Lewin’s leadership styles because a power culture may be more autocratic, and a person culture may be more laissez-fairre. Role cultures and task cultures could be considered democratic, with role cultures leaning more towards autocratic and task cultures leaning more towards laissez-fairre.

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