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Managerial applications

Assuming that you are a first in line junior manager/supervisor in a business establishment, In brief:

# Identify the major techniques for directing. Discuss which of these techniques you can successfully employ and why they are right for your managerial style.

# Why do people typically resist change? What can supervisors do to overcome resistance to change?

# Some management theorists argue that the evolution of leadership theories have resulted in the Contingency Approach to leadership. Explain why the Contingency Approach to leadership is able to work effectively in a wide range of situations.

# Describe three theories of motivation that you can use to motivate your current and/or future subordinates.

# What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)? How you can use ABA to influence work-related behaviors.

# What are the relationships between perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and job performance?

# Is some conflict in an organization a good thing? Explain your reasoning.
What is the relationship, if any, between morale and turnover and job performance?

# If one of your employees is repeatedly late for work, how could you use Applied Behavior Analysis (as described in Making Changes) to change this employee's unwanted behavior related to tardiness?

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Assuming that you are a first in line junior manager/supervisor in a business establishment, In brief:

#Identify the major techniques for directing. Discuss which of these techniques you can successfully employ and why they are right for your managerial style.
The major techniques for directing are the autocratic style in which the manager retains power and decision making authority. The second is the participative style. In this style the leader involves one or more employees in the decision making process. The leader maintains the final decision making authority. The third is the laissez-Faire type of direction. I think the manager provides little direction and gives maximum freedom to employees. Since I am a line junior manager, I will use the participative style. The reason why I will use this style is that usually I have part of the information whereas the employees have the other part of the information.

# Why do people typically resist change? What can supervisors do to overcome resistance to change?
People typically resist change because they have skepticism to change, they are also doubtful if they have skills necessary to overcome resistance to change, they feel overwhelmed/overworked with change, have no role models for the new situation and feel that change is risky. People also resist change because they feel that the change is wrong and feel that the change threatens their position. Supervisors can take several steps to overcome resistance. They can communicate with the employees, they can involve the employees in the change process, they can negotiate with the employees, or they can use manipulation to over come resistance.

# Some management theorists argue that the evolution of leadership theories have resulted in the Contingency Approach to leadership. Explain why the Contingency Approach to leadership is able to work ...

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