August 23, 2010
To: Supervisory Team
From: Bertheia Gary
RE: Management Behavior
As you all are aware, the merger between Interclean and EnviroTech is final, and implementation of change will soon occur. There has been recent gossip and rumors about the merger. As managers, let’s be sure to continue to role model, respect and be fair to employees, and use our best practices in the work environment. Here are some quick tips and reminders to assist you while managing employees in our diverse and changing environment.
In almost every organization, change is inevitable. If the manager or ...view middle of the document...
In determining what information to communicate to employees, it is best to share as much information as possible. Managers should share their own feelings about the change because it makes it easier for employees to share theirs. When dealing with change, it should always be communicated with employees as soon as possible and the deliverance of the change should depend on the circumstances of the company. Managers/supervisors should not be judgmental, but listen and be supportive of the feelings of employees. Be sure to use effective communication with employees when facing change. If communication is not effective it destroys an employee’s commitment to the organization, damages the morale, increases the resistance to change, encourages hostility toward management, and increases the risk for performance problems in the future. Showing basic empathy and understanding to employees elicits commitment and loyalty to managers, the company, and the change.
During this exciting but sensitive merger we all must be sure to abide by employment laws. Once we know of those employees who will be possibly terminated do not speak of it to others. It is not professional and only creates gossip. When choosing employees who will stay with the company, all employees must be treated fairly. The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces four federal laws. The ADA (Americas with disability Act), ADEA (Age discrimination in Employment Act, and the EPA...