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SALETC 1.4 Management and Supervision


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Span of Control
Means that there is a certain number of officers that a supervisor can effectively supervise. This number is generally felt to be between 6 and 8, depending upon the type of assignments the officers have. More than this may cause lack of control and productivity.
Chain of Command
Means every person has only ONE supervisor or boss. That person in turn has a supervisor or boss. This continues to the top of the organization and to run effectively, an officer cannot be given orders from different supervisors.
May be defined as "channels of communication and control" within an organization.
General Problem Solving Steps
-Identifying the problem
-Analyzing the problem
-Developing alternatives
-Selecting a solution
-Evaluate effectiveness
What are the leadership styles?
Laissez Faire
Situational Leader
The type of leader who adjusts their style to fit the situation and its particular needs.
Which Relationship causes a balancing act?
Supervision to management
When delegation occurs what is delegated?
Operational Responsibility.
A SGT. tells his trainee that she will not pass unless she sleeps with him. What should she do?
Go to the Sargent's supervisor.
You are a Sergent and your lieutenant tells you to go easy on the small things that the officers are doing what should you do?
Examine the rules and Regulations
You are a Sergent and your lieutenant tells you not to discipline the officers that are violating the rules. what should you do?
Write a memo to your Lieutenant's supervisor.
What are the 4 relationships
-Management to Supervision
-Supervision to Management
-Supervision to Subordinate
-Subordinate to Supervisor
Define Management
1) Management is the process of directing and controlling people and things so that organizational objectives can be accomplished.

2) Management is a system, function of process of committing organizational resources toward the accomplishment of organizational goals.
Define Supervision.
1) Supervision is the function and activity of ensuring that the objectives and mission of the organization are met through established guidelines, policies and procedures.

2) Supervision, as part of the management process, refers to the act of overseeing people. It is most important at the first line level- the Sergeant's level. This is where most of the work is actually performed that most directly affects citizens.
What is motivation?
-Is stimulating or being stimulated toward developing positive behavior toward and idea, person or work environment.
- The primary task of management is to maintain an organization that functions effectively
Herzberg's Motivational - Hygiene Theory. Satisfactions (Motivation)
-Work Itself
Hertzberg's Motivational - Hygiene Theory. Dissatisfactions (Hygiene)
-Company Policy
-Administrative Policies
-Working Conditions
-Interpersonal Relations
Maslow's Theory
A Pyramid with from the base up
-Physiological Needs
-Security Needs
-Social Needs
-Esteem Needs
-Self Actualization
-Entrusting an assignment to another's care for completion.
-Operational responsibility is delegated.
-Delegate the appropriate level of authority.
-Give up control.
-Must be competent to pursue the task.
Span of control
Optimum Size is Dependant upon:
-The type of work involved
-The ability of the personnel
-The quality of the manager
-Geographic Disbursement
A set of rules or regulations
-How we see things

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