Supervisory Roles And Theories Of Motivation

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Supervisory Roles and Theories of Motivation Shalita D. Spratt BSHS/425 August 12, 2014 Dr. Michele Howser Supervisory Roles and Theories of Motivation INTRODUCTION To be a great supervisor, one should also posses leadership traits. Webster defines the word lead as “to act as a guide or “to guide and leader as “a person who leads, directs, commands, or guides a group or activity” (AFPAM 36-2241, 2013, p. 219). The supervisor must be able to motivate, encourage and empower members of their organization. In the management of Human Service programs, a supervisor has various roles that he or she must function within. In doing so, there are key supervisory processes that are influenced by theories of motivation. This paper discusses the roles of a supervisor who draws on empowerment, as well as, discusses theories of motivation used to achieve organizational effectiveness. Additionally, this paper will discuss the Human Resource Model and how this theory of motivation is used. Furthermore, this paper provides insight on why this theory was selected, as well as the anticipated benefits and challenges. Furthermore, this paper provides information on how principles of motivation can be applied within an empowerment environment and how motivational theory supports an organizational culture in the human services profession. In the Human Services profession, “people” are the assets that determine our successor failure. Being a great supervisor as well as a great
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