What is a management style?
A management style describes the methods a person uses to manage an individual, meeting, project, group of people or organization. A person’s management style might inform how they organize work, make decisions, plan and use authority. You might use a variety of management styles in your professional life depending on the situation at hand.
In this article, we will discuss several common management styles, when and how each style is most effective and examples that may help you identify and improve your own style.
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Why people use different management styles
Effective managers use different management styles to support their needs and goals at any given time. When deciding which management style to use, they might consider some of the following factors:
- The volume of work to complete and how quickly it must be done
- Their industry and company