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Seminar - Management Styles

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Transcript of Seminar - Management Styles

Autocratic Style
Democratic Style
Laissez-faire Style
Persuasive Style
Seminar, April 2014
Presented by :
Management Styles
Alaleh
Reza
Mehdi

Summary
Introduction

The different styles of management

Interactive activity

Discussion time

Conclusion

Chaotic Style
Consultative Style
Conclusion
Let's do a little quiz...
Discussion time
Characteristics
Using the skills, experiences and ideas of others (task oriented)

Consult with other before making a decision

The manager makes the final decision

"People" factor taken in consideration

Two-way communication
Advantages
Best decisions because thoroughly discussed

Many ideas bring creativity

Make employees feel included and motivated

Tasks are often completed more efficiently

Increase employee loyalty and reduce turnover

Team building
Disadvantages
Different opinions=possible disagreements

Time-consuming

Employees may not understand the complexity of the problem

Employees may not feel valued if their ideas are overlooked or ignored
Characteristics
Advantages
Disadvantages
The manager sells the decisions to his/her staff

The manager makes decisions=power centralized

One way communication with more information given to the employees

Importance on achieving the task and following the established process
Persuasion involves more trust and support

Instructions remain clear

Decision making is quick

Manager maintains control over the entire decision making process

Useful when there is limited time or employees lack knowledge or skills

Not involving employees could generate frustration and low morale

Less trust and support from the employees

Limited initiatives and motivation

No input from workers into decision-making process

Undervalues benefit of teamwork
Characteristics
Disadvantages
Advantages
Characteristics
Characteristics
Advantages
Advantages
Advantages
Characteristics
Disadvantages
Disadvantages
Disadvantages
Personal decision
Convey decision to staff
Leader determines scope of work
Less regards for subordinates ideas
Unilaterally decision
No consulting
Quick decision

Close oversight

Total control

Streamlined work process
One way communication

Decision may be dangerous

Create moral problem in long term

Possible problems with unskilled mangers
Employees allowed to take part in decision

Excellent communication

Better decision in complex situations

Improve quality of work
Active participation

Improve sense of self-esteem

Increase professional morale among employees
Some employees could feel alienated

Some employees feel uncomfortable

Too many opinions

Time consuming process

Some employees may create problems
Gives people freedom, power and decision-making authority

Effective when the staff is highly skilled, self-motivated and experienced

Liberal management style and free communication

" Hands Off " style
Employees are more motivated

More flexibility for employees

Very useful style in creative situations

Can be easily associated to other styles

Very popular style
Confusion in the delegation of authority and responsibility

Free Communication but through the grapevine

Managers may evade his/her duties

Can make coordination and decision-making challenging

Time-consuming and lacking in overall direction
A leader who trust the people reporting to him/her

Popular among multinational companies

Employees work at their maximum potential

" Try This " style
Help to improve performance

Develop long-term strength

Stimulate innovation

Employees have control over the decision making process
Not adapted for highly complex situations

Quite a new style with limited parameters

Not always accurate
Six Management Styles

The management style depends on lots of factors (personality, education, field,...)

It could be a mix between several styles

The best management style is the one adapted to the situation

Autocratic
Democratic
Laissez-Faire
Chaotic
Consultative
Persuasive
Scoring
26 -30 -> Authoritarian

21 -25 -> Persuasive

16 -20 -> Consultative

11 -15 -> Democratic

6 -10 -> Laissez-Faire or Chaotic
"Management is nothing more than motivating other people."


Lee Iacocca
(American businessman)

Questions
Which kind of management style do you prefer? Why?

What are the qualities that a manager should have to be successful?

Do you think that being a good manager is something natural that you have or is something you can learn?
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