Executive Leadership in Transitory Entertainment Industries

Executive Leadership in Transitory Entertainment Industries

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In the next decade 65% of all workers will be contingent employees, outsourced workers, or contract specialists; given this transition, the entertainment industry which already follows this employment model, could serve as a model for how organizations undergo change. The purpose of the study was to research the perceptions, interpretations, and readiness of entertainment executives to lead organizations through change. A review of the literature showed a consistent focus on general outcomes of organizational change; however, the personal experiences of executives leading change have not been systematically studied. The study employed a phenomenological approach and was based in behavioral, personality, situational, power-influential, and competency leadership theories. Seven participants were presented with an initial set of 13 questions, followed by subsequent questions, and dialogue, as the interview process progressed. Data analysis strategy included phenomenological reduction until six major themes emerged. Results suggested that there is a difference between leading change and managing change; that leading or managing change is a personal learning process; and that further research is needed to assert if the experiences obtained leading change in the entertainment industry could be extrapolated to other industries. Additionally, executives identified a lack of specialized programs aimed at senior executives and employees during transition and change processes within organizations. An education model is proposed to guide leaders and employees to improve organizational change management initiatives. Organizational transitions can create opportunities for executives and other employees to manage change in other organizations more effectively, thus increasing stability and satisfaction.impact on their business every day. Now there are new technologies for billboards. You can have electronic billboards. You can have them with video; you can have them with lights. Five years ago the billboard business was considered aanbsp;...

Title:Executive Leadership in Transitory Entertainment Industries
Author:Gino Natalicchio
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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