M6dq2 how do you think individuals preconceived

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M6DQ2: How do you think individuals' preconceived notions, prejudices, and their own interpretations of other cultures impact the workplace? How might you employ the psychodynamic approach to help the employees get along with each other and work better together? According to Northouse (2015), the psychodynamic approach involves focusing in the dynamics of human behavior, specifically in that they are “complex, unique, and paradoxical beings with rich and myriad motivational drivers and decision-making and interaction patterns.” It comes down to understanding people’s reasons for thinking what they do, acting how they act, and understand they why under the process. In this sense, people’s preconceived notions, prejudices, and their own interpretations of other cultures can impact the workplace in several ways. For example, someone may believe in strong work ethics, like always being on time and being productive in order to earn their paycheck, while others will believe the job is one to just let them survive and not put more effort than necessary. Another example is allowing personal biases to dictate the work, like a social worker who believes that clients on welfare are lazy and doesn’t try to offer additional services. Even cultural differences can impact relationships, as it is widely known that some ethnicities find eye-contact offensive while others find not making eye-contact rude. Any of these can play a role in leadership depending on the leader’s motives, and how they impact followers both emotionally and subconsciously using their own motivational patterns as reinforcement. By employing the psychodynamic approach and using techniques such as group coaching leaders in management can raise the self-awareness not just of themselves, but also of their staff to help them uncover weaknesses, creating better understanding of each other, challenging others in the group, identifying behaviors for change, and experimenting with new behaviors that will help them work better together as a group (Northouse, 2015). Reference Northouse, P. G. (2015). Leadership: Theory and practice (7 th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. M7DQ1 : Today's complex organizations often require the smooth, integrated functioning of teams across several functional areas. Leading of a team of diverse individuals is quite a challenge. Encouraging the effective collaboration of multiple teams of diverse individuals is even more challenging and requires skilled leaders who can understand and impart organizational vision to team members. Skilled leaders must also foster leadership skills in others to achieve collaboration and organizational success. Imagine yourself in the complex situation of ensuring the integrated functioning of multiple teams. How prepared are you for such a challenge? What knowledge and skills will you need to acquire on your own leadership development journey to successfully prepare for such a challenge?

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