The Loving and Caring Manager: A Neoclassical Approach to Management

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Two opposing armies are geared up and ready to battle each other. The northern army is led by a bureaucratic managing officer. The northern officer leads his army from the front and demands greatness or the team will pay the price of failure. The southern army officer, contrasted from the authoritarian officer of the north, motivated his army, developed their skills and praised the habits achieved by their collaborative work. The southern officer led the attack from behind as a servant leader and rode close to his team to ensure they were motivated, driven and praised throughout the battle. Unfortunately, the northern officer rode into battle alone from the front of the line because his army decided not to follow him. Employees in organizations are driven by a manager that leads from behind while serving as mentors for individual growth and motivation. When teams are motivated, they work smarter, feel better about themselves, and drive progress through an internal satisfaction of accomplishment. The purpose of this report is to provide insight on how the neoclassical organizational theory can influence improvement in organizational behaviors, build better productive working habits, increase trust, and decrease team turnover when used effectively by management. Neoclassical Organizational Theory Motivation is driven differently in today’s era that in previous era’s. People are evolving and so are the ways in which they want to be motivated. D’Ausilio (2008)

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