management style

Definition

The method of leadership that an administrator usually employs when running a business. Depending on business circumstances, a manager might need to employ more than one management style in a more or less formal way to achieve the highest degree of effectiveness in their role. A variety of management style types exist, such as autocratic, paternalistic, laissez-faire, democratic, informal, participatory, supervisory, etc, and a particular style might be more suitable for a certain type of business or employee group than another.

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  • It was clear that because of his lax Management Style, his employees had become inefficient and no longer positively represented the company.

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  • Our boss takes a very soft approach with clients who are late on payments and some of my coworkers do not agree with this management style.

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  • You need to have a versatile management style that will allow you to adapt to all sorts of situations and problems.

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