Essay How Lead Effectively
SSgt Williamson is the third member of the safety team. While Matthews had Williamson work on multiple projects and come up with many solutions to these projects he used a management by exception, passive, and laissez faire approaches with her. Williamson seemed to have initiative and creativity fixing problems she saw in the reports area where she had been placed. Once again Matthews failed to utilize his team’s potential and have Williamson work in other areas or even ask for her inputs on the driving issue.
The final member of the safety team is Mr. DeBurgh. Matthews used contingent reward with DeBurgh for his ideas and getting the team through the inspector general inspection. However, rewarding someone with time off who had previously donated comp time to a sick friend might not have been the best choice for a reward. Matthews seemed to be stuck on the idea of how old DeBurgh was and that his ideas were also old and would never work. Had Matthews utilized DeBurgh’s knowledge and experience he might have realized that some of the ideas that were presented by DeBurgh could have worked if implemented properly.
The safety team as a whole seemed to have a laissez-faire type behavior. It appeared that no one was really working together towards the common goal of decreased traffic accidents.