Final Project Anastasiia Koval Bmgt 364 7984 Management and Organization Theory (2148) December 13, 2014 Instructor: Robert Staiger
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BMGT 364 7984 Management and Organization Theory (2148)
December 13, 2014
Instructor: Robert Staiger
As your management consultant, I would like to mention that we live in days when many young entrepreneurs have dreams of starting their own businesses. But, unfortunately, some of them believe that managing a business is simple. Your case shows what can happen when a new owner does not pay adequate attention to important components of management and: 1. fails to develop or share a mission statement; 2. fails to determine the best way to organize resources, including personnel; 3. underestimates the importance of recruitment, job design and descriptions, and training; 4.…show more content… For example, how would you like to screw lids on jars one day after another, as you might have done many decades ago if you worked in company that made and sold jellies and jams? When this happens, negative outcomes result, including decreased job satisfaction and organizational commitment, increased absenteeism, and turnover.
Leading involves the social and informal sources of influence that you use to inspire action taken by others. If managers are effective leaders, their subordinates will be enthusiastic about exerting effort to attain organizational objectives.
The behavioral sciences have made many contributions to understanding this function of management. Personality research and studies of job attitudes provide important information as to how managers can most effectively lead subordinates. For example, this research tells us that to become effective at leading, managers must first understand their subordinates’ personalities, values, attitudes, and emotions.
Studies of motivation and motivation theory provide important information about the ways in which workers can be energized to put forth productive effort. Studies of communication provide direction as to how managers can effectively and persuasively communicate. Studies of leadership and leadership style provide information regarding questions, such as, “What makes a manager a good leader?” and “In what situations are certain leadership styles