As a manager, they know that their employees work for a pension to retire from. Pensions change over years, which can benefit or may not benefit them, but as part of a manager’s job, it is their duty to keep up the morale of the employees, to support them and to boost their spirits of change to pensions and to ensure that employees attitudes don’t affect their work. “Members of the NHS and teachers’ scheme would the value of their benefit fall from 23% to 14%” (http://www.theguardian.com). As changes to the pension scheme change, this affects employees, as they are paying more into their pension scheme and receiving less for when they retire.
Leadership & Ethics
If applying the Rational Choice Theory to pension reforms then they are
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However if apply the Utilitarianism theory to pension reforms then they are unethical because if something is ethical wrong if it does not make the majority of people affected happy and people are angry that they will be losing more money a month a getting less at the end of their career. The skills that management must use to help people see the good in the situation are; * Empathy- A manager must have the ability to understand and share the feelings of their employees, because this will imply that the employee can have a relationship with the manager, knowing the manager is there for them and also lifting their spirits to ensure their employees have the same motivation in the workplace. * Communication – as a manager it is clearly unfair on your employees but necessary for the company, so helping the employees through bad times boosts the workforce, which means the company will carrying on increasing profits than decreasing. * Transformational leadership – a manager should use this style of leadership because as the leader they identify the needed change, creates a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executes the change with the commitment of the members of the group.
The implications on management which are also required are; * A more cooperative team to lead- employees have to work with others they may or may not know, for example when a teacher at a school put students into groups, they may not