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Observations: A Toxic Handler

Please help with the following exercise found in the textbook: Managing Organizational Change: A Multiple Perspectives Approach written by Ian Palmer, Richard Dunford, and Gib Akin (2006). Please answer questions in detail.

Select one of the following discussion focuses (a, b, or c) depending on your own experiences.

a. Have you ever been or observed a toxic handler? If so, compose your discussion around these questions:

How did this emerge?

How long did it last?

What were your/their greatest challenges?

How did you/they manage the burnout factor?

b. Have you ever been helped by a toxic handler? If so, compose your discussion around these questions:

How did this emerge?

How long did it last?

How helpful were they?

What was the end result?

c. See attached table 11.3 about toxic handlers. Provide a complete APA citation of the article, then compose your discussion around these items:

How did the need for a toxic handler emerge?

How long did it last?

Did is seem to work?

What were the challenges?

What was the end result?

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a. Have you ever been or observed a toxic handler? If so, compose your discussion around these questions:

How did this emerge?

The setting is that of a school institution:

The problem of toxicity in the workplace emerged with the hiring of new teachers who were mostly young and who were among the best in the graduating class they came from. These newly hired teachers worked long hours and did what they were told. They were diligent with their duties as teachers and they have always tried their best to apply what they have learned in their studies. They also applied the new techniques and strategies that the new school curriculum has been teaching. They researched in the internet on how to manage their classes well and more ideas to improve their teaching as they know they are still new in the field and need to learn more. They wanted to be guided by the senior teachers and they asked help from them. They wanted everything in their classes in proper order and they followed the procedures consistently. These newly hired teachers are struggling for the changes that are being implemented by the administration every now and then and they learn to wait for recognition in everything that they do and wait for the right time for them to come. They always ask, "Who's in charge?" of this project or committee and they become good followers or members.

However, if they are given the chance to lead, they prove to become good leaders if their experience has been good enough to allow them to learn the details of the new task. These teachers always hoped that after every problem or crisis, things will get back to normal and that the current situation is a short-term problem and that the kids will just grow up and settle down. These kids just need more patience and to give them an idea of the new generation, they needed to ask from the veteran teachers on their experiences and they researched on the internet for more information and advices from others.

The senior or veteran teachers were much different from the newly hired. For every decision that administration have, they constantly question about ...

Solution Summary

The solution discusses on how toxicity emerged in a school institution, the length of time it lasted, the greatest challenges of the toxic handler, and how she managed the burnout factor.

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