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How Law is Related to Business Management II

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1. Miscommunication

It is very common that the complaint (employee)’s allegations do not line up with the respondent (employer)’s statement. It may occur that the complaint thinks he/she goes through the process of asking for accommodations and accuses for not getting that he wants. In reality, it may be the case that the employee misunderstands the company’s policy and does not communicate with his supervisor and HR well. It may also be that the company itself does not train their supervisors well enough to understand their code of conduct, so they do not fully understand what they can offer to the employees. A lot of cases end up with a result that both parties argue that they have done everything they can do, but their statements just do not match. If a company can improve communication across different departments and different management level, it would help greatly. 

2. Poor management

Many companies, especially the ones which are in their growing phrase, do not stress much on the education of their code of conduct. As they are mainly focusing on growing and expanding, mangers may care less about their employees’ personal well-beings and neglect their needs. Since they are still growing, and people tend to go everywhere, they might not have a clear structure for management. In many cases, employees end up having no place to complain about their unequal treatment, or the management team does not know how to handle these kind of situations.

3. Lack of Emotional Intelligence

Another common type of cases that results in “lack of probable cause” is the one with a bad boss. They do not count as discrimination because the employer treats everyone in the same manner. Most of the time, the employers are not rude people. When the circumstances become complicated, and they need to deal with too many things, they could not control their temper and would pass along messages that they did not mean to convey. This is a problem with emotional intelligence and leadership style that mangers should improve upon. As a business student, I learn the common mistakes mangers would make to upset their employees and could avoid these if I go into business in the future.

4. Discrepancies in the Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct serves as a regulator in a business that guarantees the right of the employees and maintains a lawful working environment. However, many companies have discrepancies in their Code of Conduct that make things unclear for employees. When they receive unfair treatment, they do not have a good Code of Conduct to refer back to and get extremely frustrated. This would  make employees to lose loyalty and motivation in working in the company and eventually decrease the company’s productivity.