A manger should report on and audit their team/departments overall productivity and outputs to ensure that time and recourses are being spent wisely. 1.1.3. Explain, in the context of meeting organizational needs, the difference between managers and leaders. A manager is a person in a position of power that represents a department or team; they are responsible for reporting, auditing, planning and developing procedures. It is also their responsibility to delegate tasks, monitor employee performances and ensure that the team is productive and efficient.
Project 1 A work plan is an outline of a set of goals and targets by which a team and/or person can accomplish those goals, giving the person a better understanding of the extent of the project. Work plans are a great tool as it helps you stay organized while working on projects. Through work plans, you break down a process into small, achievable tasks and identify the things you want to accomplish. It is vital to have time frames on each goal as it helps you work towards the goal quicker and more efficiently; giving you a time of when it needs to be completed by will not only help the organization but yourself. It is very important to ensure that all staff members have the necessary skills and have undertaken suitable developmental activities to complete the work they are given.
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.
Understanding Leadership Understanding Leadership Styles 1.1. Describe the factors that will influence the choice of leadership styles or behaviours in workplace situations. A common comparison of leadership and management is the quote from Peter Drucker ‘leadership is doing the right things, management is doing things right’. Leadership is a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task. The key words here are ‘social influence’ and ‘enlist the aid’.
There is, however, a difference between management and leadership. Which is more effective for efficient and effective supply management? First of all the Purchasing or Materials Management division of a company must align its objective to the organization’s objective. Supply Management professionals must be involved from the start in the development of the company’s business plan to represent the customers’ potential issues. Also, any changes to the business plan will need supply management’s assistance to implement the changes successfully.
Describe the factors that will influence the choice of leadership styles or behaviours in workplace situations: In the communications contract for McNicholas, from technicians to heads of departments face different types of decisions. Each comes with its own responsibilities and timescales. These will influence the most appropriate leadership style for a particular piece of work or for a given project or audience. McNicholas installation managers have responsibilities for customer-facing as well as behind the scenes employees, such as office staff. Before making a decision, the manager will consider the task in hand, the people involved and those who will be affected (such as customers).
Once Stein and Bodello establish specific roles in the organization, the morale, productivity, and efficiency of the organization will increase. The expected positive result to this solution is employees of Stein and Bodello will have a better understanding of what role they play and how it aligns with the organizations goals. Employees will not feel left out of a decision made by top management when ideas and objectives of the organization are presented. Stein and Bodello should set time with the line managers to explain they are responsible in getting with their staff to communicate and agree on key result areas, define what the role holder needs to know, and be able to do and ensure that there is mutual understanding (Armstrong 2006 p 50). Also, explaining how their roles align with the organization’s objectives and goals.
You can see this function in action the way the employee works as a team, the way they communicate openly, and the way the job is designed by managers. The third and final theory is the contingency approach, in this approach it is the results of the system approach, but in this theory it puts emphasis on different variables and then it finds a solution to each key variable. As a supervisor I’m always asking myself what is the right thing to do? There’s no best way to manage this theory, but to be effective the leading, planning, and controlling must be address to a particular circumstance
OOP’s! In short, as a result of a strategic planning process, an organization will have a clearer idea of what it is, what it does, and what challenges it faces. If it follows the plan, it will also enjoy enhanced performance and responsiveness to its environment and can help: * Improve the confidence of stakeholders in the capability of organization. * Improve effectiveness and management accountability by focusing on RESULTS * Enable managers to improve service by developing a plan to meet objectives. * Improve effectiveness and efficiency of operations.
When employees are satisfied with their jobs and their company, workplace productivity rises. The advantage to understanding your leadership style is that you understand your strengths and weaknesses. You can be proactive and more effective as a leader by strategically using your strengths and counteracting your weaker areas. Your style defines your values and perspective, and being aware of it will aid your communication those you work with. As the saying goes, knowledge is power.