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Management Styles

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Dr L M Foong

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With the way today's business world takes its toll, there are certain rules and methods that would be enforced to make sure that an organization runs smoothly and in order to the management style decided. Having said that, there are various styles of management, four types in particular which are autocratic, paternalistic, democratic and Laissez- faire.

Autocratic style of management enables a company to hold a consistent pattern in decision, work and choices. This allows the company to build a confident foundation without running out of the lines. An autocratic manager generally likes the power of being in charge and usually forms close relationships with those above them so that they can come to terms of agreement together and faster as well. With the employee's best interest at hand, they will make the final decision without the say of others.

Then comes paternalistic management style which gives more attention to the employee's needs, forming more social relationships with them and taking time to get to know them as well. The manager does make the final decision, but they allow room for voices and opinions and generally look for feedback and suggestions from their fellow workers. This style is closely related to autocratic but takes care to tend to the opinions of others.

Besides that is the democratic management which is the most common is one of the best there is. The key to democratic management is a good two way communication as it focuses on encouraging team players to make decisions on their own and form their own opinions. Usually, managers would play the roles of leaders in this type of management.

Then comes the Laissez-faire management which wouldn't be the best styles of management there is. Usually, the group would be divided into areas and leaders will work on their own task while managing an open two way communication but based on a very professional level only.

In a nutshell, when it comes to running a business, you need to pick the most appropriate Management Style

About the Author: Dr. LM Foong, PhD He is a Business Management Consultant. He writes and publishes articles, ebooks, case studies in Total Quality Management in his blogs. He also publish a blog in Marketing Planning


About the Author

Dr. LM Foong, PhD is a Business Management Consultant. He writes and publishes articles, ebooks, case studies in Total Quality Management in his blogs. He also publish a blog in Marketing Planning



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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2010-03-08 09:23:44 in Business Articles

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