Project #91522 - LEADERSHIP & CHANGE MGT WEEK 4 DISCUSSION BOARD

 

LEADERSHIP & CHANGE MGT

 

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                                    The Discussion

 

Please watch the following two clips from a movie called ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’.  This movie came out in 1975 and has endured as a classic.  I recommend watching the entire movie.  But for purposes of the forum, I will provide some context for the clips you are about to see.

 

The main character of the movie is a criminal named Randall Patrick McMurphy.  He had been spending time on a prison work detail when his peculiar behavior resulted in him being sent to a mental health facility instead.  He is assigned to a ward managed by Nurse Rachet.  At first, McMurphy is happy with the change.  But he quickly finds himself embroiled in a battle of wills with Nurse Rachet.  Somewhere in the midst of these struggles, McMurphy learns that most of the men on the ward are self-committed and can leave at any time.  He finds this incredulous.

 



 

In one therapy session, McMurphy asks for a change in the ward schedule so that the residents of the ward can watch the first game of the World Series on television.  Nurse Rachet reluctantly agrees to put the matter to a vote.  Only Mr. Cheswick joins McMurphy in voting for the change.  We get the impression through body language that a number of other members of the therapy session might like to vote for the change but that they are afraid to do so.

 


The first clip below takes place in the tub room on the evening after the vote to watch the World Series fails.  The second clip takes place in the therapy session the next day

 

McMurphy tries to lift tub room sink

 



 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSPBLBjCLIw

 



 

 

Second Therapy Session and TV watching

 


[Note:  The first link in here has now had the video blocked.  However, I have left it in because, even if you can only get audio, you will still be able to hear Mr. Cheswick’s attempts to take back power from Nurse Rachet.  The second video contains most of the scene and still has picture.]

 



 

http://www.joblo.com/videos/movie-clips/cuckoosnest

 



 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So4uCbwuIdc

 



 

 

Discussion Threads:

 



 

Choose ONE source of power as described by French and Raven (Reward, Coercive, Legitimate, Expert, or Referent).  Compare the extent to which you believe Nurse Rachet and Mr. McMurphy exercise this type of power.

 



 

To what extent do you believe it is possible for someone to accumulate power other than reward and coercive power in a situation such as the mental ward in this movie which is strongly geared toward coercion?  How valuable do you believe these types of power might be in a situation such as this?

 



 

Remembering the discussion of followership in Chapter 1, would you describe Mr. Cheswick as an independent follower?  Why or why not?

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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