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We often become what unconsciously others expect of us or we ourselves expect How can such a self-empowering and at the same time discouraging research hold true Arent we the makers of our own future Yes if we make a conscious attempt in the right direction we can achieve anything we desire However people in general tend to align to other peoples expectations especially if that person is your superior Furthermore unfortunately all of us have certain expectations and managers cant escape this reality We tend to treat our staff according to our expectations of them and as an end result our staff responds the way we envisioned We reinforce our original expectations therefore creating what is called a self-fulfilled prophesy Self-fulfilling prophesies can have significant positive or negative influence on organizational effectiveness or how well an organization operates The factors that are viewed as determinants of organizational effectiveness are productivity absenteeism turnover organizational citizenship and job satisfaction Theory X describes employees as lazy unmotivated and undisciplined while Theory Y argues that the subordinates are productive resourceful and responsible Therefore if a manager believes Theory X heshe may be creating a self-fulfilling prophesy resulting in poor effectiveness of the organization In Gung Ho the American workers had low throughput of cars and high imperfection rate which forced American management to close down the factory However such state of affairs can at least be partially attributed to the of long-term low management expectations from the workers In addition we can see another negative example of self-fulfilling prophesy in the White Mans Burden Travoltas boss classifies the unknown at that point delivery boy as a person whom he would not want to have working for him Therefore when Travolta lets him know he was the one to deliver the package the boss does not look at the context of the situation or Travoltas usual hard working behavior The boss commits a Fundamental Attribution Error or underestimates
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