University of Phoenix
Dr. H. Glyn Jordan, Instructor
October 7, 2009
DATE: October 7, 2009
MEMO TO: Management
FROM : John Ezell
RE: InterClean – EnviroTech Merger
The merger between InterClean and EnviroTech is eminent. Therefore, I want to take this opportunity to remind all managers of acceptable protocol related to all mergers. The focus of this memo will center on how a manager’s behavior can impact the productivity of his or her workers. The second area of focus will be to remind everyone of the types of management actions that are consistent and inconsistent with employment laws. The third area of focus will be to describe some best practices for working within a diverse work environment.
The upcoming merger with EnviroTech is exciting. This will serve as a superior opportunity for everyone to refine his or her skill set in this every changing world of business globalization. A manager’s behavior is critical to the success of the team. Attitude and work ethic are often two areas that receive the most attention. A manager can’t make someone have a good attitude nor can he or she force a sound work ethic. However, they are leading a team and everyone on that team is watching. The behavioral action they exhibit every day is more important than what is said every day. Therefore, behavior can impact productivity in a significant way. Equity between employees in the work environment is a key component for retention. In addition, three specific activities make up a solid formula for retention; “rewarding employees for effective performance, harmonious workplace relations among managers and employees and the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment”(Cascio, 2006, p. 6). For example, equity or fairness is an important issue between employees. A competent manager should allow each party in a dispute to express individual opinions first. Once both parties have been heard, a solution can be sought. The...