Project Management: The Effects of Management and Leadership
It is the purpose of this paper to investigate the consensus of the requirements imposed on project managers in balancing both the transactional leadership activities of managing a project while having to also provide the transformational leadership functions of directing and motivating the same project personnel (Bass, 1985). From a socio-technical perspective the transition necessary due to the advancement of technological changes in the administration of project management may be difficult on many levels. Individual's knowledge of the uses available through changes in technology can outpace the project manager's understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of the technologies. Teams may be able to take advantage of emerging technologies to obviate the need for excessive management or even team management itself.