Building Work Relationships

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Being a Christian:
“How Does It Help or Hurt Managers in Building the Best Working Relationship with Staff”
Adrienne N. Manning
Belhaven University
October 29, 2014

A Christian is a person who believes in Jesus Christ, accepts Him as Lord and Savior, and lives by His teachings and instructions (Webster, 2003). So, what is a Christian manager? A Christian manager is a shepherd and servant to the flock, shows humility, is a good steward of their resources, and believes in building good relationships with those being managed. There are however, Christians that are managers but, do not manage according to Christian discipleship. They are as cynical as the unsaved men and women of the world. Therefore, being a Christian can help as
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According to the Bible, leaders should “…do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.” (Ephesians 6:9, NKJV), and “masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven…Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” (Colossians 4:1, 6, NKJV).
Another way that Christian management helps build the best working relationship among staff is through transparency. Managers and leaders should expose themselves to followers. Not in a damaging way, but by way of honesty and humility. Workers need to feel that they can relate to management. They need to know that managers make mistakes and sometimes fail, but they take accountability in their shortcomings. Christian managers are not quick to point the finger when things go wrong and accept responsibility for the team no matter what the outcome is. This promotes trust among the team. This week’s lesson in The Bible on Leadership highlights the point that “the higher you go, the more visible your integrity or lack of it becomes” (Woolfe, 2002).
Managers that are Christians hurt working relationships through their lack of humility. These types of managers have a lot of pride and are very arrogant. They generally do not take accountability for their errors and find some way to dump the blame on
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