Management Behavior Memo
Annette T. White
University of Phoenix
November 30, 2009
MEMO TO: Sales Supervisory Staff
FROM: Annette White
RE: Behavior of Management during the Merger
The news is out and the merger between InterClean, Inc. and EnviroTech, Inc. is approaching. Since our team will be welcoming 50 of EnviroTech,Inc.’s sales force, this would be the perfect time to review the basics of our team, regarding the importance of behavior exhibited by management, productivity, employment laws, and diverse work environments.
According to Cascio (2006), “When it comes to managing people, all managers must be concerned to some degree with the following five activities: staffing, retention, development, adjustment, and managing change.” (Cascio, 2006, p. 6).
It is a manager’s duty to create and maintain a work environment in which employees are needed and motivated by the positions they hold. This in turn, will increase productivity and boost morale. Each supervisor must schedule individual meetings with members of their team. It is important that they realize their potential and inform them that InterClean, Inc. needs and values their input. Each question or concern should be carefully assessed and aligned with the goals of the company.
Please review the employment laws and updates listed on the company Web site and be sure to take the accompanying test at the end. Individual’s test will be due to Human Resources no later than 10 calendar days from this memo. Remember, InterClean, Inc. abides by all local, state, and federal regulations to not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnic background, status, or physical disability. I know that some members of the sales team have added new members to their families and some are taking care of elderly parents. Remember to fully read the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993; this will help to answer any questions regarding leave and help make plans before filling the...