Management Requires a Positive Working Environment

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Better Managers Pursue a Positive Environment
Lora Golden
American Public University

Better Managers Pursue a Positive Environment It is important for managers to understand how they can become more effective in their leadership role if they pursue a positive working environment and culture in their organization. Employees do not want a job where they are on the defensive all the time, picked on, constantly reprimanded or criticized; as most employees understand that a job has to be done but they desire to be treated well and to have an environment at work of a little fun and respect (Osterwalder & Pigneur, 2010). Managers can obtain this type of environment and culture by practicing a few concepts such as providing a trusting relationship, providing fairness among the treatment of staff, and by being honest with employees. Managers and leaders must ask themselves what the culture characteristics are in their organization, what their leadership style is, what the culture of the followers is, and what can be done to strengthen positive culture for their particular organization (Donavan, (2002). Managers need to understand what makes their team tick and what does not. Characteristics to consider implementing would promote team building, process working, communication, and leadership confidence. As a leader implements these behaviors in themselves then they will exude those behaviors in others. Also managers must understand that positive culture is not a one size fits all and can vary from organization to organization. There are main themes though in organizational culture that would have to be applied in every organization and they have to do with respect for others, professionalism, and honesty. Leaders should practice these characteristics everyday and promote these behaviors in others as well (Richardson Company, (2014). Sometimes changing…...

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