CJUS 530 Liberty University Leadership and Its Impact on Organizations Discussion

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Please reply to each Discussion question with 175 words and 1 reference and a biblical viewpoint. For your replies, respond to students who addressed a question other than the one you chose, and then point out either 2 weaknesses with their post or add 2 additional supporting points

1)Human resources have come a long way from employees working under harsh conditions to HR working to harder to create a viable work environment. Before the modern-day HR, we are fortunate to enjoy today, those before us had to endure harsh and deplorable work environments. The pre-1900s HR embarked on a venture to provide a better and more productive environment by stabilizing the labor force and encouraging employee loyalty. These efforts allowed the U.S. legislature to develop the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. During this time, two motivational theories would transform HR's thinking process. Herzberg's Two Factor Theory of Motivation and Deci and Ryan's Self- Determination Theory focused on the best way to encourage people's sense of motivation and job satisfaction. Organizational management made it possible for HR management to match the work's nature to the person's skill level. However, the significant change in HR from then to the present day is the use of technology (Retrieved information from https://www.itagroup.com/insights/evolution-of-human-resources-management). Emerging technology has allowed the workforce to develop from a labor-based environment to a service-focused environment. For example, in the 1960s, the health field adopted the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) that assists in collecting, storing, and reporting workforce data. Today, HRIS is influential in supporting operational core HR practices such as HR administration, time/absence monitoring, rostering/scheduling, employee benefits, or expense management (Tursunbayeva 2019 pg. With the support of modern technology becoming a widespread presence in the HR system, management is altering their training and development practices. Innovative technology is an essential presence in today's HR. For instance, Virtual/augmented (VR) reality technology. VR is used to create complex situations while making the learning experience entertaining (pg.3). Micro-Learning is used to address the lack of on-going training for nurses. ML consists of a series of short videos that can be watched on their smartphones at their convenience.


The Evolution of HR: Where It’s Been and Where It’s Going (2019). Retrieved information from https://www.itagroup.com/insights/evolution-of-human-resources-management

Tursunbayeva, A. (2019). Human resource technology disruptions and their implications for human resources management in healthcare organizations. BMC Health Services Research, 19 doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.liberty.edu/10.1186/s129...

2) Leadership can mean different things to different people. The book describes leadership as the traits, behaviors or style of people who assume responsibility for a goal-oriented group. In other words, it is the ability to get people of a group to do what the leader wants them to do (Vito et al., 2020).

A study was done in the Florida Department of Corrections to determine what types of attributes are needed to be a successful leader. The study was done to essentially enhance the basic skills that most leaders already possess and to expand upon those. Some of these qualities include integrity, trustworthy, competence, decision making, courage, and communication (McCallum, 2005). I believe of those that integrity, trustworthy and communication are at the top.

As criminal justice professionals, we cannot do our jobs without integrity and ethical behavior. Once those are compromised, there is no trust in your word or work that you do. Leaders lead by example. No one is going to follow a leader that is not truthful or that cannot communicate effectively to their subordinates. As stated above in the definition of leadership, it is to get the people around you to do what you are asking.

More aspects that I think are just as important in leaders are the ability to motivate and reward and caring about their subordinate’s wellbeing (Cain, 2017). We as criminal justice professionals do not do our jobs for the recognition, but I know as a human being, being recognized, and rewarded for hard work does go a long way. Supervisors that say “hey you handled that scene really well” or “great job apprehending that subject” makes you feel like its not all for nothing.

Personally, I have a few good leaders as supervisors, and I have a few that just come to work to get paid. I have one supervisor that really looks out for us and can tell when we are not ourselves and that we need tapped out. This is the type of leader that all organizations need. We know that we can count on them to come to our scenes and that they work with us rather than come and take over. All in all, we need more leaders that can communicate better, lead by better example and to generally care more about the wellbeing of their officers.


McCallum, D. W. (2005). Leadership within the Florida department of corrections. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Cain, N. (2017). What Makes an Effective Law Enforcement Leader? Retrieved August 26, 2020, from https://inpublicsafety.com/2017/08/what-makes-an-e...

Vito, G. F., Reed, J. C., & More, H. W. (2020). Organizational behavior and management in law enforcement (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education.

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Clearly, things have changed for employees from worse to good, wherein the
contemporary world, human resource works in a favorable environment. I concur with you that
the laborers would detest the harsh working conditions in the past, and the management would
do nothing about it. The human resource in the pre-1900s embarked on a journey of providing
suitable and improved working conditions for employees through the stabilization of the labor
force and motivating workers' loyalty (Braun & Veresne Valentinyi, 2019). Indeed such zeal
permitted the American legislature to establish the Pay Act of ...

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