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Factors which can influence the environment in which a manager/supervisor performs his/her role.Factors which can influence the environment in which a manager/supervisor performs his/her role.

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Factors which can influence the environment in which a manager/supervisor performs his/her role. For this task I am going to consider four main factors, these are; 1) Whether one management style is more likely to generate results and foster good employee/employer relations than using alternative management styles. Management styles will always have an affect on employer/employee relations, the styles a manager uses will change the way the manager communicates with employees. There are several different styles that will have varying affects on how employee/employer relations are fostered; these styles will be put into practice in different employment situations. The management styles are as follows; Democratic A democratic management style is where employees in the organisation will have a say in the business. Employee's opinions are taken on board to assist with the running of the business. With this type of management style employee/employer relations are likely to be well developed as there is a lot of cross communication between employees and employers. A democratic management style is likely to produce good results in various situations as employees are likely feel more empowered and this will help motivate them to achieve their full potential. Democratic management will, however, be more effective in some situations than others. For example in workplaces such as restaurants employees will have a duty to carry out, and this duty will generally only be possible to carry out in a certain way, therefore enabling employees to have their own input could jeopardise systems that are in place. This management style will also work better in an employment situation such as a trading standards officer, as they will have to do a lot of their own research and their opinions in the job are necessary. This management style is likely to generate good relationships with employees as there is a lot more communication between the managers and employees. The input the employees have will be more valued by managers and in return the employees will respect the fact that they have a say in the business. ...read more.

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The managers will also have to ensure that they are able to take a variety of ideas to help decide upon the best and most efficient ways to carry out tasks The objectives of an organisation are plans that the company is making and includes parts of the business the company wants to achieve. The objectives of the organisation usually consist of the basic factors of why the company is in business. The objectives will regard general ideas that the business wants to succeed in such as making a profit, and launching marketing campaigns to make the company name known. The aims of the company are helped by the objective; the objectives turn the aims into shorter term achievable targets that will lead to the company achieving its goals. The objectives of the organisation will influence the decision making of managers as they will have to run the business in a way that helps meet these objectives. For example if a company's objective is to make a profit, the managers will have to ensure that their revenue is exceeding their costs. Overall we see that a business can always change in several ways and managers will often have to adapt their methodology in order to support the new methods forwarded by the business. As a result of these inevitabilities a business should always be seeking to achieve maximum communication between the managers to ensure that they are aware of the company's aims, objectives, culture and structure and they have ample time to adapt to any changes made. 3) Whether a certain management theory is more likely to foster better employee/employer relations than another. There are several theories that have been put forward regarding motivation. Theorists who have come up with motivational strategies have made evaluations of what makes employees motivated in the workplace. There are several theorists who have come up with ideas on how to motivate staff, these include, Taylor, Maslow, Mayo, Herzberg, Douglas McGregor, David McClelland, Peter F. Drucker and Fred Fiedler. ...read more.

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Motivating will also be made more difficult in larger organisations as it is harder to interact with each employee as there are many of them. Motivational schemes from management will have to be general to the organisation rather than targeting specific employees. Status The status of the business is likely to have an impact on managers planning. Organisations with a well known name will be looking more at strategic planning because they are going to want to be able to stay ahead of competition in the workplace. Purpose The purpose of an organisation is likely to have an effect on management functions in that management will have to set work in accordance with the company's reason for existing. If a company exists to make a profit the managers will look at ways of being cost efficient and ways to increase the revenue of the business, if the organisation is a charity the management may look at ways of advertising and spreading the companies message more effectively. Industry Management functions will vary as a result of the industry a company is working in as they will have different competition and will have their options for selling their products limited depending on what industry they are in. If a firm is in the food industry management will have to follow strict health and safety policies to ensure that the food produced is not contaminated. Staffing Increased level of staff is going to require more training and accommodation for the staff meaning management will have to use more of the budget to ensure that the demand for staff training can be met. Increased levels of staffing will also mean that management have less room to monitor the staff therefore they may have to adapt methods of monitoring to suit the increased level of staff. Overall it can be said that there are several factors which will affect the environment that a manager works in, these factors will have to be considered and the management styles adjusted appropriately to ensure that the business runs smoothly. ...read more.

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