Sunday, 20 December 2015
There are many different management styles, some work better than others.
Two of my four children work, or have worked in positions where they have been in charge of a team of people. They both received regular training to enable them to do their jobs.
When I had my own business I had people working for me.
I remember one of my employees criticising me for making tea for my staff.
She felt this was beneath me as the boss.
We worked as an assembly line but as I was constantly called away to deal with phone calls from suppliers and customers I couldn't be part of the assembly line.
Therefore I made tea and sorted out any problems that arose etc.
We have a couple of teams at work where the management style is of the bullying kind.
One person is chosen to be the scapegoat and then that person is harried and bullied mercilessly.
This keeps the rest of the team in check as everyone is scared of being chosen as the next scapegoat.
Then there is the passive/aggressive type of management. I'm constantly in trouble for being bad tempered and negative, so my boss gave me a book entitled 'The little book of sunshine' a book of motivational sayings for people who have difficulty seeing the brighter side of life
Well considering what I am dealing with at the moment, plus one of my DD's has just had an emergency hospital referral, I sometimes think it's a miracle I'm still standing, never mind being sodding cheerful.