Manager Employee Relationships And Chapter 11

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The chapter’s that I have chosen to do the review on are Chapter 8: Manager-Employee Relationships and Chapter 11: Zen in a Workplace. The two chapter’s focus on the settings of business related places/persons. The key concepts of chapter eight revolve around ethical ideas such as Kant’s Categorical Imperative and Dilbert’s business principles. The idea behind these issues is should the employee and employer relationship be guided by a set of significant rules? While some employer’s treat their employee generously and with great human dignity, others describe as working under someone with different viewpoints on the matter as less than competent. Therefore, this chapter focuses on the “right” way to approach the relationship between employee and employer. Chapter 11 focuses on the idea of Zen within a management of a work place, and how Gary Shishin Wick Sensei believes that the idea of Zen Buddhism benefits workers, managers and companies themselves. This chapter analyzes how using the four contributions of Zen and bodhisattva through a manager, inside a business environment can increase work ethic and create a healthy, peaceful atmosphere. To begin with, chapter 8 discusses important aspects of the relationship between a manager and their worker. The way a manager should associate with their worker is something that has been debated for a long time. CEO of Malden Hills, Aaron Feuerstein has been highly criticized yet applaud for the way he treated his workers after his…

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