read the below discussion questions and answer the question in the 1st person like you were having a conversation – if you agree or disagree respond like you would be talking to the person directly
Re: Topic 4 DQ 1
Personal and particular experiences color how people view the world and how they communicate. A message sender sees the world through one set of filters, such as experiences and values as they pertain to their particular culture, and the receiver sees it through a different set of filters. Each message has to pass, therefore, through at least two sets of filters. The more similar people are in lifestyle, experience, culture, and language, the more similar their mental filters are likely to be and the less distortion should occur. This is why people who come from very different backgrounds than their audience must work extra hard to say exactly what they mean to avoid confusion (Nomura, 2018). Once when I worked in a real estate office, we had a few misunderstandings because of difficult communication. Additionally, we had struggled to build a rapport with each other because of being from different backgrounds. We just simply didn’t understand each other. The fewer people involved in the transmission of a message, the greater the chance that it will be received as the sender intended. However, there were several administrative assistants on a revolving, inconsistent schedule and because of our lack of a communicative relationship, office mistakes became numerous. It was worrisome to me because I dislike inefficiency. Yet, our office was becoming that way as a result of misinterpreting colleague intentions. While in business messages may be summarized by a manager and relayed through an administrative assistant who has clarified or edited the message, colleagues should all be on the same page as far as outgoing communication and events. Messages exposed to many filters should be repeated in various ways to make sure they were understood as the sender intended (Nomura, 2018). Nevertheless, in my situation, it also was a reflection of varying personalities coming together ineffectively. According to Cornelissen (2017), “corporate personality embraces the subject at its most profound level. It is the soul, the persona, the spirit, the culture of the organization manifested in some way (p. 87).”
Re: Topic 4 DQ 1
Cornelissen states “Communicating routinely and effectively with employees is linked to employee commitment, productivity, job performance and satisfaction, as well as to a significantly lesser likelihood of employees leaving the organization” (cornelissen, 2017, pg 175) The importance of this statement starts at understanding the different cultures that make up the organization. Living and working overseas allows me the opportunity to meet different cultures from around the world. My company here is Abu Dhabi has over ninety different cultures under the same roof. This could cause a lot of confusion and misunderstanding if corporate communicators did not take the time to understand how the message would be received.I have made some mistakes early in working in a Muslim country not knowing the culture and putting myself in situations where if i did a little research I would of avoided the situation. For one, I meet with one of my Muslim female employees to go over work and performance, I made here feel uncomfortable due to that fact that I should not have been in a room with an unmarried woman without the presence of another female or male employee. As a manager I should of really looked into the cultures of my employees to avoid situations like this.
Amanda capstone 2 postsRe: Topic 4 DQ 2
As I embark on implementing my capstone project, the leadership theory I believe is most helpful is servant leadership. Servant leadership turns the traditional power leadership model upside down and puts people first. In preparing to launch the Orphan Care Network (OCN), it is all about the families who need community and support of other like-minded families.
This project is not about increasing revenue or morale of an organization, but instead is focused on bringing families together for resources and fellowship. The servant leadership theory can work well in corporate and non-profit settings as it is conducting business with the idea that the people come first, and this leading to increased productivity. Tarallo (2018) shares that servant leadership starts with an unselfish mindset. The purpose of the OCN is to bring families together who have chosen to selflessly care for children in need. This is a group of unselfish people who are encouraging each other who have embarked on the same journey.
I believe that transformational leadership is also applicable when launching the OCN. A transformational leader listens to individuals needs and inspires them to work towards common goals. As the facilitator of the OCN, it will be my responsibility to inspire and motivate the families to continue doing the work they are doing in the children’s lives. Cherry (2020) suggests that individuals who were led by a transformational leadership style have higher reported levels of well-being. I know the work these families have in front of them as they care for children who have been neglected or abused, and working with them to meet their needs and form trusted community around them will keep them encouraged and confident in their decision to foster.
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