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I think control is important as well, but I feel that with control comes a level of respect and trust
that has to be earned in order for employees to heed to that control. Dianne's manager sounds
like a tyrant who is out-of-control and obviously is not well respected, if at all, because to them
it's just a job. Management involves some amount of caring (sincerely) about employees and
consumers. As I stated in an earlier post, I have a great manager. We all know and can go to him
with questions, concerns, or even just to vent. Although there is a "name" we represent, we work
for him. He knows his job inside and out, he takes the time to get to know his employees, stays
current and on top of the many different changes, he's fair and i could go on forever. So for us,
there's no motivation needed really, on his part. We motivate ourselves and each other because
we want to get things done and get them done right. We understand that our work is a reflection
of us and our boss and not just the company alone. He's in control and it's understood. We
respect him, so he doesn't really have to be "a boss." He clearly communicates what is expected
of us and although we may not always enjoy it, we have no problem doing it.
Anthonia Brandy
PARTICIPATION:
You brought up a good point when you stated that management involves caring about
employees. Indeed, numerous supervisors and leaders recognize the importance of reducing
stress among their employees as stressed employees do not produce as expected. Therefore, in
achieving this goal, supervisors and leaders tend to promote workplace fitness (i.e. healthy
nutrition, weight control, avoidance of substances harmful to health) and stress management in
order to keep their employees physical as well as emotionally healthy, increase retention and
improve the staff’s productivity. Further, employee assistance programs (EAPs) have been
implemented in many companies. EAPs provide in-house and professional counseling to
employees with emotional problems (e.g. alcoholism, drug abuse, and personal crises).
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Hello Shirrie,
I think your response it right on and it points to managers needing to have good critical thinking
skills. Managers will use critical thinking strategies like asking other peoples advice and doing a
little bit of research before making decisions. Problem solving and making decisions go hand in
hand with the critical thinking process.
Jim Henderson
PARTICIPATION:
I agree when you stated that managers should use critical thinking before making any decisions.
In an ideal world managers should use the rational-making decision making model (define the
problem, identify the decision criteria, allocate weight to the criteria, develop the alternatives,
evaluate the alternatives, select the optimal alternative). However, managers do not always
follow the rational decision-making model. Many significant decisions are made by judgment.
Managers on some occasions operate within the confines of bounded rationality. Bounded
rationality takes into account only specific features selected by managers without considering the
whole complexity of the issue (Robbins, 2005). On other occasions, managers use shortcuts to
simplify the decision process. As a result of the shortcuts taken, managers allow common biases
and errors to affect their judgment (Robbins, 2005).
References:
Robbins, S.P. (2005). Organizational behavior (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson
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STUDENT:I think control is important as well, but I feel that with control comes a level of respect and trustthat has to be earned in order for employees to heed to that control. Dianne's manager soundslike a tyrant who is out-of-control and obviously is not well respected, if at all, because to themit's just a job. Management involves some amount of caring (sincerely) about employees andconsumers. As I stated in an earlier post, I have a great manager. We all know and can go to himwith questions, concerns, or even just to vent. Although there is a "name" we represent, we workfor him. H ...
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