Discuss about the Ethics Sustainability and Stakeholder Management.
The essay contains the brief overview of the interview of the manager of the firm named The Beechworth Bakery. The manger named William Dunn has been asked questions on the ethical issues and the issues related to the leadership development and the guidance of the manager as a leader in the company. The essay analyses the work plan of the manger of the company and the way he remains motivated and gives motivation to his employees. It also contains the ways the manager tackles the employees and their problems.
The manager of the company was asked initially that how did he plan to do his entire workday. According to him, a day sheet maintained his workday, he accordingly planned his work, and he maintained a roster for the same. He came up with an effective plan of how to plan his work for the future two weeks. He plans his work before hand and accordingly works on it (Trevino and Nelson 2016). He exactly knows the work he has to do in the next day. regarding the future plan he had he had a view that he maintained a diary and a planner. The manager on maintaining the organizing his works and the issues that was making things difficult as well easy for the manager to achieve his goals thought that it was difficult for him to achieve goals while they have difficulty when the number of employees are absent. In spite of that, some employees remain present and complete the work willingly. This makes easy for the manager to work. The manger came up with an interesting solution in maintaining the motivation of his staffs and the ways he adopted to motivate them. He thought that it was necessary to motivate the staffs as a leader and not as a boss. He always remains self-motivated by enjoying his job (DuBrin 2015).
He further opined that his approach always remains confident and he thinks himself to be at the same level as his employees while motivating them. The manager had smart ways of tackling his staffs and he thought it would help to create a good impression on the employees. The manager thought that according to him a person could lead only if he was good listener of things, he should be able to work as strong support by the side of his staffs, and he must have the capability to convey the people about the things. The manger always acclaimed his managers and CEO to be his leader. The reason for this was that he has received great help from them and was nourished by them (Jones and George 2015). The officials who was on the head of the company also maintained the same idea that the manager had regarding organizing his staffs and employees. The manager got the inspiration of organizing the concepts from his boss and CEO. Hence, from this it can be said that the organizing strategy of the company was structured and organized.
As the interview progressed, the manager was asked the way he mentored others. The manger had a concept that he mentored his staffs by being easy to talk to and he thought it was necessary to have the knowledge to answer the quarries of the staffs. The concept of achieving the goals was important to the manager while working with his fellow mangers and the subordinates. The manger had this view that he liked to work as a team and they achieve goals by working as an entire team and not individually. The concept that followed this was that how he dealt with the conflicts that rose in the groups that he worked in. The manger believed that open conversations was always better (Carroll and Buchholtz 2014). He would prefer to listen to both the sides and he would finally consider the solution, which will be good for the company. Further, the view of the ethical issues came to the forefront that he faced while playing the role of manger (Weiss 2014). The manager said that some issues were the availability of staff and he faced problem while approving leaves of the staffs who have not informed about it from before. The arguments related to this were a problem that the manager faced. When asked was it important for him to be aware of the diversity in workplaces, he replied that it was important as the work place had multiple culture and different sexes it was necessary to maintain that. The final concept of organizing things was whether the work place diversity gave the organization a competitive advantage (Steinbauer et al. 2014).
Therefore, while concluding this can be stated that the manger had well organized ethical plans to keep the environment positive in the work place. He prioritized his employees and he intends to solve the serious issues of the employees not being a leader but being a normal employee and as team. The motivation process of the manager and the process of solving the issues of the employees are impressive.
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