Best Practices Manual for Supervisors Research Paper by Melissa454

Best Practices Manual for Supervisors
This paper provides a supervisors' manual for best business practices to follow in any work environment.
# 98813 | 3,725 words | 3 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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In this paper, the writer presents a manual written as a final project for a management class. The writer notes that the "best practices" manual is appropriate for supervisors to use in basically any work environment. The writer discusses orientation, training, productivity, motivation, performance, conflict and employee relations. In this work, the writer stresses the importance of good communication. The writer concludes that good lines of communication between the supervisor and employees can eliminate many potential workplace problems. Further, the writer notes that establishing and maintaining these lines of communication should be an important part of the supervisors' focuses.

Demonstrating Communication Skills
Verbal Communication
Written Communication
Determining Effective Orientation and Training Methods
Orientation Methods
Training Methods
Improving Productivity for Teams
Cost and Inventory Control
Motivating Employees
Conducting Performance Appraisals
The Benefits of Performance Appraisals
Resolving Conflict
The Effects of Conflict
Internal and External Conflict Management
Improving Employee Relations

From the Paper:

"A supervisor must institute a fair and adequate cost reduction program in order to realize the required results. When costs in specific areas are over budget, a supervisor must investigate the cause of the cost overages and determine how to effectively bring these costs down. After these areas are identified, ideas must be generated to reduce these costs and these ideas must be implemented and followed up on. A way to determine or measure the actual savings is to compare previous months or years costs to present day and the budget. Cost reduction programs require constant monitoring and revision in order to remain effective. As companies grow, costs change and without consistent monitoring a company can miss an area in which costs are increasing without a comparable rise in productivity levels."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boles, J., Babin, B., Brashear, T., & Brooks, C. (2001). An Examination of the relationships between retail work environments, salesperson selling orientation - customer orientation and job performance. Journal of Marketing Theory & Practice, 9(3), 1. Retrieved October 08, 2006 from 4bd9- aab4-447d2b2cd613%40sessionmgr2.
  • Klempa, M. (2006) Eliminating productivity roadblocks. Financial Executive, 22(8), 32-35. Retrieved October 23, 2006 from 366017a81eeb%40sessionmgr102
  • Rue, L.W. & Byars, L.L. (2004). Supervision: Key link to productivity (8th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

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