Management Styles

Management Styles

  • Submitted By: mbs3999
  • Date Submitted: 01/09/2009 10:37 AM
  • Category: Business
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The management styles employed in my organisation

The three basic categories of management styles adopted are an authoritarian, paternal or democratic style. The IPS promote a democratic style of management however that is not the case in many organisations that adopt this style and certainly is the case in IPS. During my time in the workplace I have seen many different styles that vary far more than the 3 basic categories and all have been achieved in most cases effectively and some not so effective.

I believe on reading the Mullins book on management and organisation I found that the IPS conduct a classical approach to management structure thus producing an authoritarian style when it comes to making decisions. The IPS follow the classical structure as attention is given to the division of work and clear definition of duties and responsibility are made and emphasis is on a hierarchy of management and formal organisational relationships. My company follow the same roles and procedures but as it has been criticised by many the classical theory does not support personality of management which in my workplace is very diverse. In some sections such as my own the managers are more stricter and deploy an authoritarian style of management as they have to achieve higher performance targets. I noticed that these managers such as my own will sacrifice their democratic style of leadership for an authoritarian so they can get the job done and meet targets. I also noticed by looking at this classical model that managers in my workplace who had more limited roles and less targets to achieve had a paternal style where they had more time and less pressure to deliver which allowed them to create a family atmosphere and in a sense mother their subordinates by giving good instructions and advice. I did notice there was some democratic managers within the workplace and they had existed more in the sections that involved customer services on a constant basis. I believe this...

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