The Management and Leadership of Hewlett Packard

Essay by kvineyardUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, November 2008

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IntroductionGood managers do not necessarily make effective leaders. However, both management and leadership are important to an organization in order to achieve its goals. In this paper I will show the difference between management and leadership, examine the role and responsibilities of leaders in creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture, show how the four functions of management support the creation and maintenance of a healthy organizational culture, and give my two recommendations that I believe will help to create and maintain a healthy organizational culture.

Hewlett- Packard's BackgroundI would like to start by giving you a little background on Hewlett- Packard (HP). Hewlett- Packard co-founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard established the company in 1939 after successfully launching their first product, an audio oscillator, from a small garage in Palo Alto. Hewlett- Packard is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. Hewlett- Packard has approximately 320,000 employees worldwide.

Hewlett- Packard's mission is to invent technologies and services that drive business value, create social benefit and improve the lives of customers - with a focus on affecting the greatest number of people possible. No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as Hewlett- Packard. Hewlett- Packard provides infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer installations.

Hewlett- Packard offers consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. Hewlett- Packard strives to be an economic, intellectual and social asset to each country and community in which they do business. Hewlett- Packard is among the world's largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $113.1 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended July 31, 2008. (Hewlett- Packard, 2008)Management verses LeadershipThere is a huge difference...