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Manager's behavior and its' affect on productivity

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Imagine you are a midlevel sales manager at InterClean, Inc. with three first-level managers under your responsibility. In response to a merger that is about to take place with EnviroTech, you have been instructed to draft a memo to your supervisory team about the importance of the behavior exhibited by managers.

Please review the InterClean-EnviroTech Merger Scenario

I need help in writing a 700- to 1,050-word memo that includes the following information:

Explain how a manager's behavior can affect the productivity of his or her workers.

Describe the types of management action that align with employment laws and those that do not.

Describe best practices for working within a diverse work environment.

'Be sure to draw from your experiences and readings for each aspect of your memo.

response is 431 words

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A manager's behavior can affect the productivity of his or her workers in many ways. Primarily subordinates tend to follow the example set by their superior. If the boss is lazy, sloppy, and leaves work early, this behavior gives workers an excuse to act likewise. As well, should a supervisor follow rules, laws, and codes, that will become the standard for the department. The supervisor sets the tone for the entire operation, down to the smallest things, including dress code, hours worked, attitude in the work place, ethics, and business plan. I am sure you can think of times which you worked for someone: the more you liked them ...

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This solution explains how manager's behavior can affect productivity of workers, outlines important employment lows, and describes best practices for working within a diverse work environment.

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