Theory at work
There are many theories on the interaction and development of a group (the
interaction of three or more interdependent people working toward a common goal
[Engleberg and Wynn, 2003]).
One of those theories is referred to as an integrated model
because it combines many aspects of the other theories, in reference to effective
This integrated model divides leadership into the 4-M’s.
The first is
modeling (being a role model and creating an image), the second is motivation (effective
leaders-guide, defend, support, develop, and inspire), the third is managing (organization,
understanding in order to adapt, solutions to task related problems, monitoring
performance, and securing resources while removing roadblocks), and the last is making
decisions (ability to make timely, appropriate, responsible decisions) (Chemers, 1997).
will be applying this theory to the work environment in order to explain how it applies to
my professional work dynamics, describe how the theory would designate the team
member roles and responsibilities, explain how participation, leadership, and
motivational skills would be demonstrated, and then describe how the theory affects my
perspective on group interaction in the workplace.
First of all, this theory certainly applies to my professional work dynamics
because I am a department manager and I am expected to be an effective leader;
becoming an effective leader is what the integrated 4-M model is prioritized around.
first M is for modeling.
In order to be an effective market manager I have to be a role
model and create an image of what it should look like, and how it should be done.
first example that comes to mind is the fact that I hold everyone to a very high standard.
Bloody packages, loose or half wrapped products, discolored products, and poor quality