1. The effective and ineffective cycles are similar in some ways, although they have opposite effects. What are the similarities? What are the effects of each? Share your personal experiences with either or both of these cycles.
The similaries between the effective and ineffective cycle are as follows:
Both cycles are the changing levels of performance among peoples in a work group,
Both cycles are created by the behavior and attitudes of the manager towards their employees,
In both cycle, employee’s behavior and attitudes towards the manager and the job affects the manager’s behavior and attitudes towards the employees in reinforcing cycle.
The effects of effective cycle:
Employees tend to respond with high performance, which reinforces the manager’s confidence and positive attitude towards their abilities.
The effects of ineffective are:
Employees tend to respond to the lack of confidence with poor performance, which reinforces the manager’s lack of confidence in their wiliness and ability to do their tasks.
While I was employed, I worked for two different companies, in 1st company, the manager was very effective. As a circumstances, the group as a while was on an effective cycle. We performed above and beyond our performance. Where the manager was positive attitude towards our ability. While, in 2nd company, the manager was not effective. We were not satisfied and much confidence about our abilities. We performed less than actual performance, which reinforces managers‘s lack of confidence and unable or unwilling.
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