Managing People

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Managing People for Organizational Success
By Slemo D. Warigon Organizations, whether they be educational, business, industrial, government, military, service, health care, or entertainment focused, are made up of people – women and men. It is people who provide leadership, stewardship, and follower-ship in every organization. People formulate strategies to help organizations achieve their specific objectives. People constantly learn new and innovative ideas to help transform their organizations from mediocrity to greatness. It is people who make things happen in all organizations, even those operated by robots which, after all, were designed by people. To understand the causes of organizational behaviors without an understanding of people is like trying to understand the cause of a moving vehicle without knowing about the engine and driver. In fact, organizations can be defined as the major social units that people have devised for getting things done. People who work spend more of their time at work than at any other single activity. They can't eat for eight hours a day. They can't drink for eight hours a day. They can't make love for eight hours a day. What people can do for eight hours a day is work. And, in the course of those eight working hours, people are going to: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Produce work and sabotage it. Learn something new and forget. Make decisions and procrastinate. Create and conform to rules. Exult in accomplishments, and despair in failures. Come early to work and not at all. Avert catastrophe and cause accidents. Get drunk and sober up. Fight and reconcile. Get excited and bored. Form cliques and get left out. Reveal confidences and clam up. Understand and misinterpret messages. Take risks and avoid them. Accept others and stereotype them. Empathize and discriminate. Help others and stab them in the back. Cooperate…...

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