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Management - Miscellaneous
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Management Files - main mage
MANAGEMENT STYLES |
How flexible is your management style?
How accessible are you to your subordinates?
Are subordinates allowed to test new ideas and experience failure?
Successful organizations at least allow some of the members to take risks.
Two Major Types |
Management By Example |
Leader Types |
There Seem To Be Two Major Types of Managers:
1. Those with a "problem mentality"
— Always negative (differentiate these individuals from those who look for
problems in order to manage potential risks or to do longer-term planning)
— See obstacles in everything
2. Those with "possibility mentality"
— Always positive.
— They may not resolve every problem, but they will try to make every situation
better. Managers need to see individuals not just some fixed number of employees.
— If you are not enthusiastic those you work with will not be enthusiastic.
Two Types of Leaders
1. Those who are motivated toward accomplishing tasks
— Logical, tough minded, aggressive, like autonomy
— Concentrate on getting work done without concentration for subordinates'
feelings or needs
2. Those motivated toward preserving relationships
— Consensual, participatory and nurturing
— In achieving a goal, would prefer satisfaction on the part of everyone involved.
— No style is always the best.
— Both styles have been found to be effective.
— One may work better, depending on the circumstances:
How much support the leader has among work group?
How well task is defined?
How much leader possesses?
Do Not Manage....Lead —— M.B.E.
— Giving explicit instructions is not leading
— Often conflicting messages are sent:
"Work until the job is done." But the manager leaves at 5 pm...
This cancels the original message.
— Messages should exemplify the standards employees are expected to follow
— Courtesy and respect given to fellow employees
— Appearances and punctuality
— Few things motivate and impress employees more than seeing their manager
pitching in with the menial task when the pressure is on.
This can destroy productivity and encourages risk-avoidance.
— Set goals and hold employees responsible for reaching them.
— Many micromanagers respond to perceived messages and pressures from a
boss or have been disappointed with subordinates'performances.
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Tuesday, April 07, 2020