Indeedthe 10 trends chart that was developed by Becker and Freeman has somediscrepancy in the top few trends in regards to the perceived overallsignificance and the effect on the manager’s own firm (Steinarsson,2013). This kind of discrepancy is never acceptable as it beats thelogic of having the chart. The chart is supposed to be a truerepresentation of the trends as noted by the author. However, havingthe discrepancy only means that there is no true representation. Lackof true representation translates to misrepresentation of the trendsand hence wrong effect on the manager’s own firm. If this chart wasa discrepancy chart such kinds of discrepancy would be acceptable.However, the chart is not a discrepancy one, and hence it beats logicto have its objective not achieved. Also, most of the informationthat is obtained is represented here is not conflicting in nature andhence having the discrepancy representation is not the best way to goabout in the chart.
Havinga continual transformation of management styles is likely to affectthe trends positively. Having the required and progressive managementstyles only results in positive change in trends (JOhNSON, Yip &Hensmans, 2012). New leadership styles that are brought on board willtry as much as possible to address the shortcomings of the charts andthe issues with the trends. Finding a solution to the discrepancy canonly happen through change in leadership. A change in leadershipinfers to change in management style (Gowen III, McFadden &Settaluri, 2012). This means that new management that comes in placewill strive to address the discrepancy in the trends as shown in thechart. Addressing the discrepancy will only ensure that the effectwill be positive. Positive effect means that in the end the chartwill have a true representation hence the correct overallsignificance and the right effect on the manager’s own firm.
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