Hopefully from this chapter as well as from your work experience, you have and will learn that management style matters. In your careers, you will have inspiring supervisors as well as ones whom you don’t “click” with. Each can teach you some valuable lessons for your careers. You can learn a great deal of things from your past and current supervisors (both good things to keep in your quiver for a later time and bad things that you never want to use).
After reviewing the Hawthorne Studies video, for this week’s Class Discussion, what, if any, has been your experience with the Hawthorne effect on a job? Answer this question and then choose one of the following to answer:
1) Describe a supervisor who inspired and motivated you — what were their characteristics or actions that made such a positive impact?
2) Describe a supervisor who was a poor supervisor (un-motivating, indecisive, uncaring, etc.) – what were their characteristics or actions that made you feel that way?
Be sure to read through one of your classmates posts and provide a response by Saturday at 11:30 PM.