What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of The If I Were The Supervisor?

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1. If I were the supervisor, I would tell Sally that I will have a meeting with her the next day, when she is calmer. I would tell her that I understand her frustration and to achieve a better result it is better to wait until the next day. Meanwhile, I will prepare myself for the meeting; since she is the only leader that has been complaining, I would compare her workload to the other leaders. I also compare number of employees that she has to lead to the other leaders. Additionally, I would compare her team’s productivity to the other teams. If everything is the same or almost the same, then I would have a valid document to back up why I did not put her complaints as a priority. If in the comparison, I find out a great deviation, then I would …show more content…
In solving the issue, everything goes back to my investigation and my findings. If whatever that she does is the same as the other leaders, and the other leaders are doing fine, then she might have a problem with leading and delegating work to people. If the hospital offers leadership classed, then I would suggest her to take a class. I also would suggest her to assign tasks to employees rather than doing it herself. The advantage of this approach is that by providing valid data, she will understand that I did not ignore her. The disadvantage of this method is that she might think that her ability in leading people is …show more content…
I should not get myself trapped in Sally’s trick that she will quit if I do not hire someone to help. If I hire a person right away, she will use this trick whenever an issue arises. Therefore, I must consider all the angles of the issue. If she is the source of the problem, I would tell her that I cannot hire a new employee, but I do not want to lose her either. I would suggest her to step down, if she feels that things get out of control and another option is to take leadership classes. With this approach, I give her options to choose from, and she does not feel that a decision is forced on her. However, If her complaints are legitimate, I would contact my supervisor and ask whether I can hire a new employee, or not. If the answer is no, I would tell her that I cannot provide her with extra help, but I can transfer part of her responsibility to another team leader. This way, I show her that I am trying to do my best to work with her, but we have to meet half way. If my supervisor approves of a hiring, then I will let her know that I will hire a new employee, but it will not happen in a week because we have to post the job and do the interviews, which will take a while. With this approach, I indicate that I did not ignore her ultimatum, but I would not expedite the hiring either and let it take its normal process. With this tactic, I preserve my position as a supervisor and indicate that I have to make the final decision based on the valid

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