The shock of the true

Butler, Mark
November 2008
People Management;11/13/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 23, p18
This article addresses the issue of job satisfaction facing many organisations. Experience of work still depends on two fundamental factors--supervisor relationships and alignment to the organisation. Relationships with managers can make or break individual self-worth, well-being and motivation. Less connection inevitably means more separation between stated policy and what staff experience. In turn, this means more room for misunderstanding between managers and staff. The way an organisation manages conflict says a lot, according to the author.


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