MGT 3140 Test # 2
April 11, 2010
1. Managers regularly acquire and use power as an essential tool of delegation and organization. Powers such as referent, reward, coercive, legitimate, and expert are different powers that can be used to administrate distinctive ideas. Also, knowing how to administer power can be very difficult without having proper influence tactics in place to get complete compliance from your recipient.
Legitimate Power, the authority is exercised by making a legitimate request. Is more likely to be a polite request, verbally or written, without going into such a demanding stage that may have negative effects. Legitimate requests are often made in a clear, concise manner so that the target person can clearly understand.
Referent Power means the power or ability for individuals to attract others and build loyalty. It is easily obtained when another person really admires or wants to be like you. It is the power of charisma or fame wanted by another assuming that all the positives rub off onto themselves. Compliance is very likely if requests are believed to be very important to leader.
Reward Power is commonly used by making an implicit or explicit promise to someone in exchange for some sort of reward for carrying out the requested action. Compliance is most likely to occur if the target person has a strong value for his or her benefit.
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Coercive Power is the only negative power in my opinion. At times, it may force someone to do something against their will. Threats may often be used to try to get things accomplished. The target may comply in order to avoid punishment in which he or she believes is controlled by the demander.
Expert Power is a very common power and is the basis for a very large proportion of human collaboration. The target person normally complies because he or she believes that the agent has special knowledge about the way to specifically do something. Opinions and recommendations of people whose expertise is highly regarded are accepted by others because of their expertise.
2. A company’s culture is very important because is the face and personality of an organization. It demonstrates the history of past group success stored in a form of collective assumptions, or metal models that are unquestionably accepted by reality. Culture can be very difficult to express distinctly, but everyone knows it when they sense it. You can tell the culture of an organization by the appearance, how they represent a business, how they arrange inventory, etc; very similar to what you use to get a feeling about a persons personality.
The concept of culture is particularly important when attempting to manage an organization wide change. Practitioners are coming to realize that, organizational change must include not only changing structures and processes, but also changing the corporate culture as well. Corporate culture can be looked at as a system. This process is based on our assumptions, our values on money, time, facilities, space and people. Therefore, values within a corporation affect the ethical standards substantially.
3. In my opinion, tying together motivation, job satisfaction and performance can be very easy for any experienced leader. I feel that having a good personal relationship with your employees will make things a bit easier to help motivation, which will be followed by good job satisfaction and performance. Motivation will always being the first step to getting all three tasks accomplished. Showing your employees that you are willing to recognize their accomplishments and hard work is the simplest and least costly method of motivation.
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Motivation helps provide direction to another person in order to get tasks done in a positive way. As a leader, motivation must be combined with the desire and energy directed toward achieving a targeted goal. People can be motivated by such forces as values, interests and beliefs. Both internal and external forces must be exerted in order to achieve proper understanding. A leader should always motivate not only for the present picture, but for big, future achievements and rewards that will follow due to the outstanding performance inspired by a leader.
As a leader, it is important to keep your employee satisfied. It is obvious to think that the more satisfied the employee, the better she or he will perform. A leader must always think of ways to keep employees happy, but at the same time, get all work and tasks done accordingly.
If a leader shows a great drive and motivation for an employee to do good, great performance will surely follow. Performance is a very important when maintaining their position within a company. It is obvious that no company or person wants to do poorly; therefore outstanding performance is demanded at all times. This is something can not be taught. It must come naturally to any employee, leader, or even boss. A leader should do everything they can to surround an employee with positive feedback and ideas which will help to outstanding performance by any individual.
4. I would define a great team as a group individuals, that come together to accomplish a certain goal, with one hundred percent effort. A team knows how to work, think, and collaborate all as one. Creating a “great “team can be very difficult. A team has to be a group of individuals, who know how to work with each other, can listen to others, and that can also speak up when needed.
If I were to create a team, I would first pick a leader. A leader must always be put into place when gathering a group of individuals to form a unity. I, as the leader, would delegate, display a complete list of objectives, and raise the bar of expectations every single day in order to become a “Great” team. I would have complete control of what everyone is doing and how they are doing their tasks is very important. The leader always takes full responsibility of his team. I would put into place a set of rules, directions, and goals to each individual that must be achieved. It would be my job as a leader to motivate my team, put all these ideas into one, and accomplish the goal or task successfully.
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