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Week Three Individual Paper

January 9, 2012


Creating a positive influence in a business environment can be a difficult task. Each individual is different due to ethnic, racial, religion, values and many more variances that make individual approach unique in a work environment. Companies put managers in place to make sure the work is done by employees that are conducive to individual needs and assessments. In a team environment it is important to monitor your team’s attitudes, emotions, personalities, and values. It is equally important for managers to monitor, motivation, satisfaction and performance. When creating a positive influence, teams should have an understanding of the phases of group development, the attitudes of the individuals in the group, and be able to apply a sound motivation theory. These items work together as a foundation for not only building a working team environment, but they are all ways to increase the positive influence in a group setting.

Plan for positive influence

In every work place or classroom setting, there will be people from all walks of life. There will be people with different culture, different personalities, attitudes, values, beliefs, education, morals, and trust levels. While all of these differences can affect employees’ performance, motivation, and satisfaction; the focus of organizations and managers is how attitude, emotions, personalities, and core values can influence the team in a positive way. Knowing your team members in both personal and work performance is one important aspect. In order for a manager to effectively lead a team of employees to work on a project, a manager must take the time to assess each team member’s personality, values, emotions, and attitude. When managers gain an understanding of the team, they are enabled to create a workplace environment that lends itself to motivation, satisfaction, and ultimately improved performance of the team as a whole, not as individuals.

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