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Case 24: Sensitivity

The authors suggest that Bernice stay where she is until she completes a formal course in supervision and/or managerial leadership. Once she has training, she will be in a better position to consider the demands of such a job in light of her own personality, values, and goals. It is quite possible that Bernice would agonize so deeply over making hard people decisions that she would be ineffective as a supervisor.

Not everyone who is highly effective at human relations should become a supervisor. Many people who were exceptionally competent at working with people at the nonmanagement level have failed completely in a leadership role. In this respect, it would appear that management may have made a mistake in inviting Bernice to become a supervisor at this early stage. They may be trading their best producer for a supervisor who won’t be happy and may leave the organization. This would be a loss to all concerned. On the other hand, with time and experience, people change, mature, and need new challenges. A successful management career is not out of the question for Bernice and may become a very rewarding and fulfilling career choice for her.


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