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Theory at work 1 Theory at work PSY/430 University of Phoenix Wednesday October 31, 2007 Justin Grunigen
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2 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 leadership. 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). I 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. The 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. The 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
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