The Followership Behavior

FOLLOWERSHIP BEHAVIOR 3

TheFollowership Behavior

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TheFollowership Behavior

Followershipis thewillingnessto demonstratea highdegreeof teamwork,cohesion,andcooperationto accomplisha group’smission.Through fellowship,membersdeveloployaltyandpositiveattitudeevenduring tryingtimes.In anyorganization,thestaffcompriseof severalcharacters.There are thosewhofolloweverydecisionmadewhileothers questionthedecisionwith a lotof integrity.Theworstgroupof employeesis theonethat underminestheeffortsof others due to their devianttendency.Followersin a groupsubconsciously setthestandardtypeof leadershipthattheyneed.Therefore,a leadershould tryas muchas possibleto understandthefollowersandtheir preferredleadershipstyle(Kellerman, 2008).

Duringmy industrialattachment,our managerhappenedto be awayforsometime.Asworkersin theorganization,weweretemporaryleftwithout theusualfigureof authority.I observedseveralemployeeswhotookchargeof their unitsandtheoperationscontinuedas usual.Themanager’sabsencegaveus an opportunityto executeour dutiesindependentlywithout theusualsupervision.Wewould actively participatein teamworkandgroupdecision-making. There wereseveralindividualwhohadtheinterestof theorganizationat heart.Theyinfluencedthesilentandever-willing-to-act people.Thegroupbecameaneffectiveunit,andmostof thetargetsgotattained(Sampietro &amp Villa, 2014).

However,thiswasnot without theundermining effortsof someerrantemployeeswhowould not followthegroup’sdecisions.Due to their deviantattitude,someof theactivitiesgotdelayed.An importantthingI observedis thatthesamepeoplewhowerenot comfortablewith anydecisionmadeby themanagement.Theattachment,I observedthatour group’seffectiveness wasnegatively affectedby thepragmaticandalienated behaviorof a fewmembers.

References

Kellerman,B. (2008). Followership:How followers are creating change and changing leaders.Harvard Business School Press: Boston.

Sampietro,M., &amp Villa, T. (2014). EmpoweringProject Teams: Using Project Followership to Improve Performance.Taylor and Francis: New York.