“You cannot manage who you cannot monitor”
One common misconception about management is that one must be able to constantly monitor subordinates’ activity to manage them and guide their performance. In this video, Beth Livingston calls that into question, citing Douglas McGregor’s Theories X and Y and examining the authoritarian style (X) versus the participatory style (Y) of management. Very interesting stuff.
In the video, Beth also takes a hard look into misconceptions and bad policy decision-making around maternity and family leave. There’s a wealth of census and research data that suggests women are eager and willing to return to work after having a child, showing an 80% return rate. But there are employers who tend to make poor choices and fail to consider the long-term value of a pregnant employee.
On Tuesday, 8/16 at 1:00PM EDT, Professor Livingston will discuss what it means to “balance” work and life in an interactive WebCast, hosted by eCornell. Though we often hear the term “work-life balance” used in relation to the management of work and non-work responsibilities, it is also a source of consternation for many employees.
Is it achievable? Should we change the way we think about work and life to better reflect the realities of today’s employees? This WebCast will cover these questions and more.
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