Management Styles

Based on the employee capability level and the type of behavior they need, we select the most appropriate management style for the situation.

An autocratic style is highly directive and low in supportiveness. Using the autocratic style is appropriate when interacting with low-capability employees. Give very detailed instructions describing exactly what the task is and when, where, and how to perform it.

A consultative style involves highly directive and highly supportive behavior, and it is appropriate when interacting with moderately capable employees.Give specific instructions and oversee performance at all major stages of a task. At the same time, support the employees by explaining why they should perform the task as requested and answering their questions.

A participative style is characterized by low directive behavior and high supportive behavior, and it is appropriate when interacting with employees with high capability. Spend limited time overseeing performance, letting employees do the task their way while focusing on the end result.

An empowering style requires providing very little direction or support to employees, and it is appropriate when interacting with outstanding employees. You should let them know what needs to be done and answer their questions, but it is not necessary to oversee their performance.
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