There is a number of differing management styles which can be used within the workplace, although no ideal style, in recent years, there has been a move from the control and command management style to a style which is more consultative and participative.
I am a going to discuss a number of differing styles and look into how the style can influence managerial behavior.
The Managerial Grid
During the 1950’s and 1960’s, Robert R Blake and Jane S Mouton identified two drivers for managerial behavior. This was concern for getting the job done (production) versus the concern for the people involved. They developed the managerial grid which identified five managerial styles.
• The Indifferent (Impoverished)
• The accommodating (country club)
• The dictatorial (Produce or perish)
• The status quo (middle of the road)
• The sound (team style)
The Indifferent (Impoverished) style (1: