Manager and Subordinate Consultations
Productivity and Communication; Keys to Success
Regular consultations between managers, leaders, and their subordinates impact productivity and job satisfaction by enhancing the flow of communication both vertically and horizontally. Communication increases understanding of goals and objectives, and the realization of increased self-esteem through performance appraisal. Productivity is enhanced through positive communication in a vertical manner, which is communication between the supervisors and the employee. When the supervisors communicate positively and in the process protect the self-esteem of each employee and approach each communication encounter with mutual respect, employees are motivated to perform at a higher level because they feel good about themselves and the job they are doing. This positive communication allows the employee to perform at a higher level because they do not feel threatened and they understand their role as a valuable part of the organizational process. It also increases productivity horizontally, meaning that ideas can be communicated between and among employees. Positive, goal oriented, and regular communication between a supervisor and an employee creates an atmosphere of trust where both feel comfortable speaking plainly and exchanging ideas and suggestions. This allows for stimulation and organizational inventiveness and ingenuity. All concerned know that they are contributing to the success of the organization and produce a feeling of satisfaction. Job satisfaction is critically impacted when the mission of the organization is clear and concise and understood by all. Clear goals that have final and enabling objectives create an atmosphere in which employees and supervisors alike can function to achieve common or unified goals. This translates into a higher degree of job satisfaction which is only achieved through quality job performance or productivity. The quality of a concise goal...
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