Effective Relationships in a Tribal Organization

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Efficient Supervisor-Employee Relationships
Within a Tribal Organization

Tina M. Phillips
Qualitative Business Methods
Pam Houston, Instr.
Research Report
Fall 2012 Semester

The purpose of my research report is to draw both positive and negative conclusions to the following questions:

* Do the Supervisor-Employee relations within a tribal organization consist of friends or enemies? * Do supervisors within the tribal organizations make attempts to have professional relationships with their employees ? * Do Supervisors teach their employees about change within a tribal organization and is it implemented in the organization?

The present day supervisors within tribal organizations are all women and though some are men the majority of the workforce are women and could this be the reason for the high employee turnover and lack of skills on the part of the supervisors within the tribal organization.

After interviewing my 6 participants at this time for this research report it is clear that both supervisors and employees and of both gender classes with both recanting stories of how difficult it became when personal issues were brought to work and try to deal with them at work. With three of the participants being employees and three participants being supervisors within a tribal organization. These participants were asked a total of 10 questions mostly dealing with employee issues, supervisor attitudes and learning techniques. Subordinate complaints are that supervisors tend to get into their personal business while they are on the job and this further complicates the problem as the employees need to learn that dealing with a Supervisor is strictly for professional types of problems and not personal issues. It was also asked of the participants not to lay blame or criticize others as this was not my intention but to find out how employees within a tribal organization implement and teach about change to their employees.

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