January 28, 2009
Instructor: Sondra H. Jones, MAOM
January 28, 2009
MEMO TO: Supervisory Team
FROM: Perneita Sylve
RE: Type of behaviors managers’ exhibit
The term “leadership” means “one who sets the directions” and it is of Nordic origin. This is very true that the manager’s leadership style can influence the effectiveness at the workplace. The reason is that a leader is a charismatic, figure representing power and control over the employees. If the leader is using this power and control rightly and sets the right directions for the employees, then the effectiveness at the workplace increases. The nature of businesses varies therefore, the leadership styles can also vary. For example, at a high government position, bureaucratic leadership style is necessary to increase the accountability. This leadership style will directly impact the behavior of the employees. On the other hand, in a creative organization like advertising agency, a flexible leadership style is necessary to increase the creativity of workers. Therefore, a leader is a hero, a mentor and a coach and the style of leadership can directly impact the productivity of workers and culture of the workplace.
Unmanaged or destructive of a manager can turn the best job into a miserable one. Subordinate not only loose their productivity and creativity, sometimes loose their workplace engagement as well. Rude behavior of manager creates an atmosphere of mistrust and fear, and as a consequence has a negative impact on productivity and also increases the operational cost. An employee, who is physically present but is under performing due to lack of inner commitment or their mental absence to his or her job, is one of the major cost elements.
The simple and most power full ways are understand your subordinate; look the bright part of your subordinate rather than always finding the negatives. Know their potential; appreciate them...