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End of unit activity: Leadership and strategic implementation

Many organisations using matrix working go on to adopt a formal matrix organisational structure. Listen to the following podcast, in which Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration, considers the issues facing individuals working in matrix organisations and summarises some of the skills that people need to develop in order to address them.

Discuss the role of leaders in the strategy implementation process. Do you think that with increased globalisation and diversity, the role of leaders in strategy implementation needs to be decentralised or centralised? Support your arguments with scholarly underpinning and provide references in Harvard style.