A good boss truly understands that unless the job is done, and done by all, they have not done their job. A good boss is someone who becomes a mentor of their employees. This is a skill and trait that businesses are looking for in bosses, but all the good ones have. They grow and develop their team to the best that they can be. Since communication skills are at an all-time low, a boss who can communicate is a gem.
My study will help develop my managerial skills as well as offer alternative training ideas for newly developing managers within my organization. Supervisor-subordinate communication is an important predictor in employee work performance. It is imperative for a supervisor to communicate when attempting to improve employee work performance, trust and morale. Without a solid communication strategy, the supervisor-subordinate relationship will disintegrate and employee performance and productivity will be compromised. According to Miles “Positive relationship communication focuses on supervisors seeking suggestions from subordinates, being interested in them as people, relating with them in a casual manner, and allowing them to contribute input on important decisions.” (Miles, Patrick & King, 1996, p. ) In order to apply this philosophy in real life, I determined how employees in my organization perceive supervisor communication.
MBA 540 Chapter 16 Case Study Why Teams Fail The common reason a team or corporate failures is because the leadership failed to convey its vision and purpose all the way down to the lowest level employees. It is crucial for the entire team to be in-tuned and understand why they are working for a common goal. As a result, the lowest level employees can see the big picture and be proud of each accomplishment. A positive working environment is when everyone understands and knows each other's responsibility. Another reason for team failure is free-riders.
Above all else I believe that a leader should give respect and receive respect from his employees. Without respect from both ends, nothing positive will come out of it. A leader should be a mentor and be able to help another employee step up and be his own leader. He or she should also be respectful in the way one approaches another employee both as an individual and in a group environment. Above all else, I believe being a leader one has to make being at work fun.
The traits that would be detrimental to Woodside would be being permissive and lack of guidance. Woodside showed that he is permissive because he was covering the mistakes and even staying late to cover the mistakes of others. He showed lack of guidance because he was unable to help George with his business and personal problems. I think that Woodside showed that he possessed both types of leadership traits. There is no doubt that he is a people-oriented leader by getting along with his colleagues and had developed trust with all of his subordinates.
These employees are effective followers who typically have experienced setbacks or obstacles. These followers are capable, but often tend to be cynical who are able to think independently, but do not participate in developing solutions to deficiencies they see. A typical alienated follower would be an employee who has worked with the organization for many years, they understand the job and have the knowledge to complete all the task needed. However, if there was a shortage of inventory these employees would rather complain about their supervisor not filling the order correctly in stead of finding the solution to the problem. The conformist participates actively and has a good relationship with the boss.
Self-actualization is when someone can see the potential for them to learn something new or even grow in their job to do better things. When someone is trying to satisfy each level of the pyramid they will start at the lowest level. Once they are satisfied at that level they will move to the next, but if they don’t get satisfied at the level they are at they will not move to the next level until they are satisfied. With workers at Wheelworks starting at the lowest level they are automatically satisfied with the base pay because they are not in it for the money.
They need to feel their job will exist as long as they want to work for the company. Employees should look forward coming to work. Not show up because just they have to. They also, need to think and act like owners. When the employees understand how the complete organization operates and relies on each and every department, they will be more willing to communicate and help other departments.
During the communication style profile assessment, my work ethics proved to be completely opposite of what I am in my personal daily life. The results came out to be that I have a directive personality in the work environment. As a director, I am often very decisive, frank, blunt, very formal, competitive, and that I like to take charge and control over things at work. Often people view me as having no sense of humor and that I’m usually the one that people often don’t get along with because of my aggressive nature and diplomatic ways. As being a director which I think best describes me at work, helps earns me the respect that I need as a manager.
Transactional leadership styles are more concerned with maintaining the normal flow of operations. Transactional leadership can be described as "keeping the ship afloat." Transactional leaders use disciplinary power and an array of incentives to motivate employees to perform at their best. The term "transactional" refers to the fact that this type of leader essentially motivates subordinates by exchanging rewards for performance. A transactional leader generally does not look ahead in strategically guiding an organization to a position of market leadership; instead, these managers are solely concerned with making sure everything flows smoothly today.