My Business Management and Leadership Style

Essay by hannibalmanHigh School, 12th gradeA-, February 2005

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Management involves getting things done through other people. Leadership, at its best, means inspiring staff to achieve demanding goals. Management style is all about investigating and satisfying your employees' motivational needs.

My main management style would be democratic. This means I would listen to others opinions and take them into account, however I would still have the final decision. I am open to suggestions in the workplace and eager to change policy where necessary as a result of good suggestions. Problems and their solutions can be obtained from quality circles, which I would use in my organisation. Being mostly democratic I would use delegation. This is where my subordinates are entrusted with tasks. This is a motivator as there is a commitment to complete a task effectively.

I believe it is important to also be paternalistic and autocratic. I should share an interest in the lives of my employees and what is important to them.

They will feel you value them as a person and not just as a worker. I would praise individuals and give incentives, such as bonuses. This would increase motivation and job enrichment. In some areas of business being autocratic is necessary, especially for health and safety reasons and if a task needs to be undertaken over a strict time period. Some people often look for a strong leader to tell them what to do.

Overall, I believe the management style is important as the employees have a significant impact of the growth of a company. Each style of management can work effectively in different situations.