University of Phoenix
August 7, 2009
TO: Sales Managers
FROM: Leah Noparstak
RE: Managerial Behavior
We are all aware of the upcoming merger set to take place with Envirotech so I think this is a good time to discuss our sales staff and what types of management behavior is going to be expected from us. Our department will be joined by their sales staff, 50 additional people, all with completely different training, sales styles, and skill sets. Also, knowing that some employees will resist some change and do not deal with stress in the same way, we have to keep in mind that the success of how well we combine departments can and will forecast other departmental successes. We must also be aware that our behavior can and will impact the productivity of our entire company. We have to realize that it is going to take all of our energies and personality skills to re-stabilize our work environment and to introduce change.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all of your hard work, your positive attitude during this process, and ask for your continued positive attitude during these next few weeks. It is going to be a new and challenging time for us all but if we stay positive and keep in mind that this is an opportunity for growth; both personally and professionally we can empower our workers to be highly productive in a healthy workplace. I do not need to remind you all that while we are in this limbo phase – unsure of not only what is happening but what is coming down the pipeline but that we still have customers that need our attention and nurturing.
Janet Durham of Human Resources reminds us that all managers will be expected to help facilitate change in a positive and involved way. Training will be available and needed for all staff – implemented in phases most likely based on years of experience. Training will enable our organization to better perform the technical tasks required to...