Within organizations it is important to promote, it reduces turnover, improves employee attitudes, and reduces training cost. The following are important assessment points for locating “Leadership Potential”:
View of Leadership
Ability to Create Followers
Propensity to take risks
Perseverance and demonstrated achievements
Future Career and Life Objectives
The assessment of these five (5) points for potential Management Trainees increases success of future Managers.
Managers deal with and solve problems for: Themselves, Employees, The Company/Organization, Departments, and the General Public. There are two ways to look at problem solving: 1. Proactive and 2. Reactive.
Proactive is a form of forecasting what types of problems might occur. An example: buildings have evacuation plans that show how to leave the building if something is wrong.
Reactive is when a problem occurs, then finding a way to solve it. An example: a computer does not give a report that is needed, someone then finds out how to publish the report manually.
As Managers, it is important to assess areas that can become a concern continuously. This is a proactive approach, and have committees and teams of individuals ready to respond to unknown or unforeseen problems (reactive).
Today is the computer age. As Managers and Leaders, it is important that we have information, weekly reports, letters, etc. The Internet and the computer are outstanding ways to keep information, but it is also important to keep a “Hard Copy” of important and vital documents.
We hear of computer databases failing, our lives do not have to depend on that.
REMEMBER: KEEP A HARD COPY OF IMPORTANT AND VITAL DOCUMENTS
Organizations must pick a style of writing that is consistent. An example is “standard operating procedures”. This makes it easy for the employees to learn new procedures and reference procedures quickly. There are many reasons for organizations to publish literature.
The “Key” to organizational publications is consistency.
Information used for employees, procedures, and postings shapes the mood, tone, and attitude of employees, visitors, and assessors. What the information says, appearance, where the information comes from, and who designed or wrote the information also tells about the organization.
Organizations must also be aware of the importance of employees not using the writings of others without giving credit to who wrote it or whose idea something is. This can become legal issues.
Referencing means telling where information comes from or whose idea it is. This includes both during speeches or presentations and writings.
Communication has many forms, written, spoken, and body language. If you are dealing with paranormal psychology, thoughts would also be considered a form of communication.
Organizational behavior considers communication for management and employee interaction. Theory is developed by taking time to observe the common themes.
The researched communication theories that are associated with organizational culture focus on service learning, which is hands on exercises that are real experiences in a field profession, or position.
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This article was made possible by the donations of Olympia R. Scott, WNBA
Group presentations and problem solving are a part of organizational foundations, the decision to use group vs. individual presentations and problem solving is based on cost effectiveness. Anxiety is a fearful concern or interest.
Organizations using group presentations and problem solving, also need to consider the anxiety that occurs. This anxiety come from time management issues for meeting, fear of rejection of ideas, and share responsibility for failure or success of the presentation. In conclusion, organizations should consider more than cost.
An organizations structure includes: work specializations, departmentalization, chain of command, span of control, centralization and decentralization, and formalization.
Work specialization is to what degree are activities subdivided into separate jobs? Departmentalization is on what basis will jobs be grouped together? Chain of command is to whom do individuals and groups report? Span of control is how many individuals can a manager efficiently and effectively direct?
Centralization and decentralization is where does decision-making authority lie? Formalization is to what degree will rules and regulations be used to direct employees and managers?
The primary purpose of an organizations strategy is to have innovation, cost-minimization, and imitation. Innovation to introduce new produces or services. Cost-minimization by controlling cost, cutting prices of a basic product , no unnecessary innovation or marketing expenses, and imitation minimize risk and maximize opportunity for profit and move into new products or markets after viability has been proven by innovators.