Taking a supervisory position would be a lot of pressure, but I would enjoy it. I love being a leader, and I find myself to be very organized. My approach would be to try my best to be very connected. I would love to be connected with the employees, services partnered with, the community and more. As a supervisor, staying connected is important to maintain the group’s vision and values. I have found that more distant supervisors can have difficulty with that. Furthermore, in this approach, I can put value in all the different roles a supervisor must play. Supervisors control the organization’s operations, relationship with services and care of the team (Lewis et al., 2012). I believe remembering this division, and the importance of maintaining a connection in all areas, would be a helpful guideline as a supervisor.
Characteristics that are important to maintain an effective supervisory relationship would be supportive, motivating, and a good teacher (Lewis et al., 2012). Supervisors must support their employees emotionally and mentally when needed (Lewis et al., 2012). Human service careers can be filled with a lot of work which can lead to burnout. This support enhances the relationship and provides the right care for the employees. Furthermore, I believe it is important to be motivating for the employees. The supervisor has the role of displaying the organization’s values, ethics, and mission (Lewis et al., 2012). This can be modeled in the supervisor’s actions each day. Lastly, a supervisor must be a good teacher. This relates to the amount of experience and knowledge one gain in a supervisor position that can be passed down to the team (Lewis et al., 2012). This is important for the relationship because it builds connection and the team’s overall knowledge. It is interesting to think of what it would be like to be a supervisor. It is a great responsibility, but it would have many rewards.