5 important style of management
Generally, five basic style of management are identified in this grid. They are:
1) Impoverished leadership (1,1 style)
2) Country club leadership (1,9 style)
3) Task leadership (9,1 style)
4) Middle of the road leadership (5,5style)
5) Team leadership (9,9 style) Impoverished leadership comes out of low concern for production as well as people. In this combination, managers are seen as apathetic, and irresponsible. Their interest in getting the jobs as well as maintaining relationships with people are predicted as casual and confused.
Country club leadership: This comes out of low concern for production and high concern for people. Here the leader takes great interest in maintaining personal close relationship with the people. His main concern is to provide an amicable climate which will motivate people to work with enthusiasm.
Task Leadership is due to high concern for production and low concern for people. The manager’s focus in this style will be primarily on work requirements. People’s needs and satisfaction are secondary matters for him.
Middle of the road leadership gives moderate emphasis both for the production as well as for the people. It is viewed as a safe style. It aims to achieve a satisfactory balance between the requirements of production and the expectations of the people.
Team Leadership is due to the high concern for production and people. This is regarded as the most ideal leadership. If managers could adopt this kind of style it would create a healthy organizational climate where commitment, cooperation, trust and enthusiasm will be at the top most levels.