The profile of an effective manager

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Use feedback: question the receiver to know if he understood the message in the way it was intended.

Simplify language: choose words and structure your messages in ways that will make those messages clear and understandable to the receiver.

Listen actively: this means an active search for meaning, in opposite to passively hearing

Contrain emotions: when emotionally upset, refrain from communication until u have regained composure.

Watch nonverbal cues: to ensure that the receiver conveys the desired message.

Empathize with others: put yourself in the shoes of your listeners. This way you’re more likely to see things from their perspective. Then you can choose the proper channel and the right words to transfer your message (cfr. infra).

Use multiple channels: this increases clarity because (1) it stimulates different senses and (2) it takes into account that people have different abilities to absorb communication.

Match your words and actions: actions speak louder than words. When nonverbal messages contradict official messages as conveyed in formal communications, people become confused and the official message loses its focus.

Tailor the message to the audience: different people in the organization have different information needs. Individuals in organizations vary in the type of information they need to know, their preferred channel for receiving the information, and their understanding of language, so you should take this into account and tailor your message to your audience.

Remember the value of face-to-face communication when dealing with change: as we shall see immediately, some channels are more rich than others. Especially in times of uncertainty, it is appropriate to use a rich channel to convey ambiguous and nonroutine messages.

Channels: understand that some channels have different effects on different audiences.

To conclude, I want to give some additional information to these last two. As a manager in the 21st century, you can make use of a wide variety of communication methods thanks to the rapid progression in information technology. These include: face-to-face, telephone, group meetings, formal presentations, memos, traditional mail, employee publications, bulletin boards, audio and videotapes, hot lines, electronic mail, computer conferencing, voice-mail, teleconferences, and videoconferences. As a manager, it is of crucial importance that you select the appropriate method/channel to communicate a specific message. Recent research has found that channels differ in their capacity to convey information. Some are rich in that they have the ability to (1) handle multiple cues simultaneously, (2) facilitate rapid feedback, and (3) be very personal. Attachment 2 shows us the hierarchy of channel richness. The rule to choose one channel above another depends then on the fact of whether the message is routine or nonroutine. For example firing a person by sending him/her an e-mail isn’t quite effective. Instead, sending an e-mail to let him know that he/she’s invited for a personnel party this Saturday do is so.

As a conclusion we can say that effective communication is of extreme importance if you want to be an effective manager. However, this doesn’t mean that good communication skills alone make succesfull managers. We do can say that íf the suggestions made here to communicate effective are applied in a correct manner, then a lot of problems for a manager can be avoided and surely the company as a whole will benefit from this.

Decveloping Trust inside the organization

Ethics and values have always been an important part of business, but they are now looked at more closely as there have been many instances where they were not adequately defined. According to Szwajkowksi in “The Myths and Realities of Research on Organizational Misconduct”, managerial ethics are “principles that guide the decisions and behaviors of managers with regard to whether they are right or wrong in a moral sense.”[41] Because not every manager and individual follows the same principles, ethical dilemmas occur. It is crucial for a manager to first develop a list of core values for himself in order to be consistent in his business practices. As a manager handles each situation with these values, trust is built.

Реферат опубликован: 16/05/2006