Art Friedmans Leadership Style

Art Friedman employs the employee-centered model. Art Friedman focuses on meeting the&nbsp.human&nbsp.needs of employees while fostering&nbsp.healthy&nbsp.relationships with them (Lussier&nbsp.&amp.&nbsp.Achua, 2010).
Physiology and&nbsp.safety&nbsp.levels apply to Friedman’s Appliance. Earning a decent salary followed by&nbsp.convenient&nbsp.and safe working conditions&nbsp.depict&nbsp.the hierarchy of needs. A generous salary acts as a first&nbsp.level&nbsp.motivator then&nbsp.suitable&nbsp.working conditions&nbsp.come&nbsp.in as a&nbsp.second&nbsp.level motivator. The factor applying to Friedman’s Appliance is a hygiene factor. These factors include. quality of supervision, working condition, salary,&nbsp.administration&nbsp.and&nbsp.company&nbsp.policies. The need for&nbsp.achievement&nbsp.also applies to Friedman’s Appliance. Employees with the need of achievement were free to choose their&nbsp.appropriate&nbsp.working&nbsp.schedule&nbsp.and&nbsp.propose&nbsp.their&nbsp.pay&nbsp.(Lussier&nbsp.&amp.&nbsp.Achua, 2010).
Equity and&nbsp.expectancy&nbsp.theories do apply in Friedman’s Appliance&nbsp.case. Employees&nbsp.expect&nbsp.their input and outputs to be at par as outlined in Equity theory. In Friedmans Appliance, employees could choose their level of&nbsp.salary&nbsp.in accordance with their level of input. According to&nbsp.expectancy&nbsp.theory, there is a direct relationship between motivation and the&nbsp.performance&nbsp.generated. Employees at Friedmans Appliance increased their productivity with&nbsp.an increase&nbsp.in their salaries (Lussier&nbsp.&amp.&nbsp.Achua, 2010).
Friedman employed positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement is adding a stimulus in order to&nbsp.achieve&nbsp.a&nbsp.superior&nbsp.response. Employees at Friedmans Appliance got a pay raise and also had the benefit of choosing their working schedule. These, in turn, increased their productivity (Lussier&nbsp.&amp.&nbsp.Achua, 2010).
Conscientiousness is one of the five personality dimensions illustrated by Art Friedman. Employees illustrated this by being achievement-oriented, disciplined and organized. Friedmans Appliance employees exhibited this goal-directed behavior. Their conscientiousness positively correlated with their productivity (Lussier&nbsp.&amp.&nbsp.Achua, 2010).