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work, and rewarding employees when they reach certain goals. Leading is providing a path and the motivation to get things done. The last function of management is controlling. Controlling is devising ways to ensure that plans are being achieved. As a manager you need to constantly check on things for yourself to ensure that correct measures are being taken. Employee personal values need to fit with the organizational values. Administrative work such as paperwork and policies need to be kept up with. A manager must control the business by being a leader, figurehead, and liaison all at the same time. There are several different types of management styles when it comes to managing in the workplace and choosing the right type of style to lead with could have a big impact in terms of how your staff produces for you. But knowing the four different leadership styles in management does not mean that you can simply pick one and then that is going to work because you are then in essence trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. In most cases, the traits of the staff that you are managing will help to define the management styles you will use, something blending a combination of the different categories. Here is a look at the four different types of management styles and the situations when each of them may need to be use. Autocratic Management Style An autocratic manager makes decisions without the consultation of others, instead serving as a dictator type in communicating orders because they like to be in control of situations. This style of management leads to work getting done on time because there are less people involved in the decision making process. The problem with this type of management style is that the staff are going to eventually lost motivation working in an environment where they have no say and employee turnover is likely to run high as they move on to other opportunities where they can have an impact. For situations or events where an on the spot decision needs to be made, this type of leadership can serve a purpose, but trying to have an autocratic style of management in place for long periods of time is just going to lead to headaches for all involved. This style of leadership is more suited for a prison setting or in the military and not so much for business management. Democratic Management Style A democratic manager is willing to share work with his staff by delegating it to get the job done. You are banking on the competency of your team to get the job done on time and to have it done correctly. Employees love this type of management style in business because they feel involved and part of the process. Their job performance
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7 is likely to be better than in an autocratic setting, though giving them the authority to do the work may lead some to rely on other to bear the brunt of the work on the project. Also, depending on what type of work it is, employees may feel like the work is being pushed off on them because you as a manager don’t feel like doing it.
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