Guiding The Efforts Towards Organizational Goals

In the initial stages of management theory and practice, employees or workers were considered to be less human and were treated as machines. Over the years the attitude has changed and today the human resources of an organization is considered to be the best part of social beings.

Yes, we must know that men are social animals and they need to be treated as such. The classical theory of employees disliking work has been castigated and criticized with the passage of time and today the feelings and attitude of the employees holds a pivotal place in an enterprise.

Guiding The Efforts Towards Organizational Goals

Following the changes in industrial policies and the attitude towards the human resources, much emphasis has been rendered to ethical leadership and the management of human resources.

Why is ethical leadership an exigency of time?

Who is a leader? Is a leader the head or the boss of an organization? As Mary Parker Follett says; the task of the leader is to influence people and guide them towards the achievement of organizational goals. He may be the boss of the organization but his actions should not be the cause of the distaste of the employees.

On the contrary, a leader should have qualities through which he can preach ethics, morals, human values; he should be able to influence his subordinates in such a way that each employee feels valued. Further on, his spirit should lead towards the achievement of organizational goals, doubling his efforts for the greater good.

Ideally, he shouldnbsp; not be duly influenced by the external fear and pressure but rather be guided by his inner spirit, joy and satisfaction. It is of course the task of the leader to have a vision and a goal, in turn, inducing the zeal in subordinates to move towards common goals. Additionally, he must keep in mind that employees should be carefully nurtured and not crushed. Ethics and morality observed by the leader in the organizations must prove to be the inspiration of the subordinates.

How should the Human Resource be guided towards better productivity?

Irrespective of the nature of an organization, the ultimate aim remains the productivity. An organization is the aggregate of human and material resources and it’s imperative that these resources be managed efficiently and manipulated in such a way that the organization as a whole reaches the desired end.

But how should one manipulate these resources? Should there be sufficient external pressure to reach the target? Should there be a provision of reward for meeting the target and punishment for failure? Often one hears that if you manage the human resources well, the material resources will be managed spontaneously.

Human resources courses proves to be a crucial element of the organization. The deterioration of the heart of an employee is the beginning of the destruction of an organization. Employees are not machines devoid of any feelings; rather they are social animals and if you manage to maintain these feelings, the organization will be managed well.

If any organization has the perfect ethical leadership and efficient human resource management, it will surely achieve the desired goals otherwise the failure becomes an irrevocable destiny.

Ashley Gardner is a private tutor and advocate of continuous education. She writes for the local paper and has written a thesis on Human Resources courses.

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