What Management Styles to Promote in a Workplace?
Managers need to develop their management style relative to the others. Every leader has a unique style on dealing with people. These styles may be applied depending on the situation that occurs. Some management styles may be effective to one circumstance and may not in the other.
The leadership method used by the manager will affect the behavior of his employees. These could be either positive or negative. The manager should be aware of the different management styles to be employed in different situations.
Autocratic managers decide for the whole team without seeking for help or asking for opinion from other people. These managers do things on their own and do not let other people interfere with their decision making. They do not listen to what their subordinates will say and will just do whatever they think is right. This firm conviction makes it an advantage to an organization because this management style can withstand the challenges to come. There are two types of this manager: the directive autocrat who makes the decision alone and strictly supervises the staff; and the permissive autocrat who makes decisions on their own, but letting their subordinates do the tasks. However, this type of management style makes the subordinates dependent on the manager’s decision.
The decision coming from this type of management style is resulted from series of meetings and brainstorming. The manager allows his subordinates to take part in the decision making and letting them execute the tasks with minimal supervision. It also reflects the decision of the whole team because it comes from a consensus and not just from one person. This management style is best for larger concerns which require collective decisions.
It is a type of dictatorial management and the decision always come from the management team. It is concerned on achieving work-life balance for the employees. It results to loyalty from the employees and boosts the morale of the company. However, there is the tendency that the employees will be dependent on the management.
This type of management lets the employees work on their own with a very minimal supervision from the manager. Whenever there is an issue, the responsibility of the manager is to remove it, and then allows the employees to work again. This type of management style requires minimum communication. It can be observed in businesses related to technology with highly competent employees.
The manager should be flexible enough to employ the different management styles depending on the need of the situation and employees. These styles should reflect the principles that underline the methods, abilities and techniques used by managers. The goal is to achieve optimum results based on whatever style that a manager will use. Managers should know how to adjust their style according to the situation and the amount of guidance needed. To end, it is an overall method of leadership. It may have different styles, but only have one goal: to achieve success of both the company and its stakeholders.
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