ERIC Number: ED242010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
How to Communicate with Your Professional Staff: Build the Proper Climate.
Rainey, Elmore E.
Building the proper climate in the communication process depends upon the beliefs of the persons in leadership roles. Team operation and the establishment of the proper operational climate depends upon the behavior and contribution of each member of an organization as well as the chief administrator. The administrator who makes an effort toward identifying, developing, and utilizing the resources of each member of the group will enhance the operation of team management. An organization built on the assumption and values of the self-actualization of individuals will have a climate conducive to meaningful team operation. A supportive, open climate facilitates accuracy in communication. In building the proper climate of communication with staff members, the chief administrator is able to listen, empathize, understand, handle personal feelings, express himself, and be accepting. The success of the administrator in setting the proper climate depends upon the perceived existing prestige of the administrator and the extent of his requisite expertise. It is important that the chief administrator understand himself, analyze his strengths and weaknesses as a communicator, and clearly keep in mind the characteristics of the audience he will face and the objectives he wants to achieve. A 13-item selected reading list concludes this document. (EM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership Styles, Management Teams, Organizational Climate, Organizational Communication, Professional Personnel, Superintendents, Teamwork
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: PF Projeet
Note: Paper presented at the National School Boards Association Convention (San Francisco, CA, April 23-26, 1983).