Critically analyze the relationship between supervision and appraisal in the development of core supervision skills, staff development strategies, and organizational efficiency within the social care sector. (1500 words)
‘Leadership is the ability to influence the attitudes and behaviors of others. Management is the formal process of decision and command.’ (Dixon, 1993)
Analyze this statement in relation to the impact of each on s teamwork and decision making ineffective social care practice. In your answer give examples to support your choice. (1500 words)
Supervision is a widely misunderstood term. Many people believe it applies only to people who oversee the productivity and development of entry-level workers. That’s not true.
The term “supervisor” typically refers to one’s immediate superior in the workplace, that is, the person whom you report directly to in the organization. For example, a middle manager’s supervisor typically would be a top manager. A first-line manager’s supervisor would be a middle manager. A worker’s supervisor typically would be a first-line manager.
Supervisors typically are responsible for their direct reports’ progress and productivity in the organization. Supervision often includes conducting basic management skills (decision making, problem solving, planning, delegation and meeting management), organizing teams, noticing the need for and designing new job roles in the group, hiring new employees, training new employees, employee performance management (setting goals, observing and giving feedback, addressing performance issues, firing employees, etc.) and ensuring conformance to personnel policies and other internal regulations