The science of management : fighting fads and fallacies with by Simon Moss, Ronald Francis

By Simon Moss, Ronald Francis

To augment the functionality in their staff, managers have to achieve a unprecedented variety of judgements on a daily basis in line with info and coaching. yet are the assumptions and ideology in the back of those judgements consistently dependent in genuine proof or do many keep on with as an alternative the most recent administration fad or own opinion.

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Anxiety will dissipate and their distress will diminish. Anxiety also depends on the values and objectives the organisation adopts. Even the manufacturing strategy of organisations can influence anxiety and thus performance. Every organisation strives to reduce costs, enhance quality, streamline delivery and foster flexibility. But, these objectives may often conflict with one another, requiring executives to emphasise one or two goals over others. They might stress the importance of quality and flexibility or emphasise quality and delivery.

Instead, managers may stipulate the techniques that employees 47 Fads&Fallacies-FinalText 31/5/07 10:18 AM Page 48 THE SCIENCE OF MANAGEMENT should utilise, as well as specifying which clients to pursue or the ways things should be done. Few managers, however, recognise the sequence of problems that arise when autonomy is restricted. Employees who are granted autonomy — who experience a sense of control — are less likely to engage in acts that damage the organisation. , 2002). They cooperate with colleagues and assist their subordinates.

Over time, this exercise has been demonstrated to promote team cohesion, respect and trust. To promote team cohesion, managers should introduce some unusual or unique activity each month — an activity that all employees experience together. Second, some research (Jaussi & Dionne, 2003) has suggested that, each week, managers should engage in some unconventional behaviour or activities to promote team cohesion. This might involve standing on a chair when convening a discussion, asking employees to wear T-shirts that specify their goals and targets that week, or to write some memorandum in crayons.

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