Original Research

The Dominant Management Paradigm In A Transport Parastatal

Chantelle Murray, Anton Verwey
SA Journal of Human Resource Management | Vol 2, No 1 | a35 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhrm.v2i1.35 | © 1970 Chantelle Murray, Anton Verwey | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 November 2004 | Published:

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Chantelle Murray, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
Anton Verwey, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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Abstract

The objective of this research was to determine the current dominant management paradigm in a transport parastatal. The transformation from the Industrial Age to the Information Age has necessitated a corresponding transformation from Management to Leadership paradigms. Sixty two managers within the organization completed questionnaires to indicate which paradigm they currently perceive to be dominant within their relationship with their direct manager and the organization as a whole. A paradox emerged. Transition towards a Leadership paradigm is perceived within the relationship with the direct manager, whilst a Management paradigm is perceived to be dominant in the organization as a whole.

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Die doelwit met die navorsing was om die huidige dominante bestuur paradigma in ’n semi-staat vervoer onderneming te bepaal. Verandering vanaf die Industriële na die Informasie Era het ’n gepaardgaande verandering vanaf ’n Bestuur na Leierskap paradigma genoodsaak. Twee-en-sestig bestuurders vanuit die organisasie het ’n vraelys voltooi om hul waarneming van die dominante paradigma in terme van hul verhouding met hul direkte bestuurder sowel as die organisasie as geheel uit te wys. Skynbare teenstrydigheid het te voorskyn gekom. Oorgang na ’n Leierskap paradigma is waargeneem in die verhouding met die direkte bestuurder, terwyl ’n Bestuur paradigma waargeneem word as dominant in die organisasie as geheel.

Keywords

Dominant Management Paradigm; Transport Parastatal

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