My response:"My Perspective
There are many things that managers do effectively to help motivate their subordinates.
I have witnessed both “Hall of Famers” and “Hall of Shamers”. I have worked for many
different types of organizations, including small businesses, midsized, and big
corporations. I have noticed that big retail organizations have a lot of “hall of shamers”.
Hall of Fame,
I will list
Providing Feedback & Seeking
Although there may be other positive attributes that managers can possess,
these are what I prefer in supervisors and value in myself. I like to build
. Providing feedback along the way is also an important
part of building the trust and creating a better employee.
When I manage I like to make the person as best as possible. I will listen to what they
need and provide them with that, but only to an extent. I do not want my subordinates to
become dependent on my assistance. They need to be able to grow on their own. If a
supervisor is babying them or being too demanding they will never be able to grow
For the hall of shame, I would put
Perceptual Incongruence (Semantic Information
Distance), Upward Distortion
Perceptual Incongruence (Semantic Information Distance)
is included because
many supervisors forget where they come from. They forget that they were once
subordinates also. They forget to properly foster relationships.
was included because when subordinates are afraid to share
negative information with management this just creates problems. Subordinates are
usually the frontline to customers. They see all the problems in the company. If a
subordinate is afraid to go to their manager with the problem, it will just escalate into
The last one that I included in the hall of shame is,
This term can
be used in a positive way, but is often misrepresented. It usually leads to confusion,
when management uses terms that employees may not understand. Being clear on all
organizational communication is important. A company should be certain that
employees understand what is happening.
For this question for Hall of Fame, I pick
Consequences of Coworker
. I have witnessed each of these throughout my years of working.
because this is especially true for me. I have made friends every
workplace that I have been at. They may not have been long term friends, but while I
worked there I was friends with them. When you work with others for nine or ten hours a
day, you develop a bond with them.
For most people you see your coworkers more
than you see your spouse or your children.
Consequences of Coworker
plays right into this. Although I have not personally been affected by this,
I have seen it go negatively. I included it in the hall of fame, because I feel that coworker
relationships are important. They help to build the team, and foster communication.