Supervisor & Subordinate Communications

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Supervisor – Subordinate Communication Mastering a Fundamental Concept BUS600: Management Communications with Technology Tools According to the United States Department of Labor, we spend 8.6 hours on the average weekday working, an hour more a day than sleeping. As important as it is to have a good mattress to achieve a good night’s sleep, it is even more important to have good communication in the workplace. The communication between supervisor and subordinate may be one of the most important and most complicated of that in the workplace. From the moment a person enters the work force, they are a subordinate. Even as they climb the career ladder, and become supervisors, they remain a subordinate to someone. The…show more content…
I cannot say for sure how my messages were received by my supervisors. It has been suggested that perhaps I sounded to them as if I was laying blame on others when I was trying to explain the effect other’s actions had on my thought process when choosing my own actions. I also felt restricted by my role. I was in the role of subordinate. I did not have a say on anything, including on whether I kept my job or not. I did not know to what extent I may defend myself when the information my supervisor gave me was incorrect. In an everyday conversation, the two people talking are on even ground. In supervisor – subordinate communications, they are not, and therefore the power of those words is not equal. The supervisor – subordinate communications are a professional weakness of mine, and my career has suffered as a consequence. In order to improve my career, I will research the roles played by supervisor and subordinate in their communications together to better understand the dynamic. Through my research I will find and have found at the Ashford Library, I will learn the appropriate communication tools for the particular person and particular situation. This better understanding will help me to become a better communicator in one of the most important and most complicated communications in the workplace regardless of whether I am a supervisor or a subordinate. References Augusta C Yrle, Sandra J Hartman, & William P Galle Jr. (2003). Examining
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