Management Styles in the Workplace

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Title: Management Styles in the Workplace
Purpose Statement: My purpose today is to inform you on four different management styles in the workplace.
Thesis Statement: It is important for managers to understand their management style when certain situations arise in the work place, by knowing your management style you will become a better leader.
Have you ever been told, “Do it this way or don’t do it at all?” if so do you know what type of leadership or management style this. Well today, I’m going to inform you about four different type of management styles; democratic, autocratic, paternalistic, and laissez-faire. Also, I am going to explain the advantages and disadvantages of each management style.

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b. Disadvantages: In most cases the disadvantages out way the advantages because i. The lack of guidance may leave the staff feeling neglected. ii. According to the textbook, leader take no part in the decision-making process and offers little advice or direction.
We are all managers of your own lives, but one day we will be leaders of others. Democratic management style allows others to take part in the decision-making process. Autocratic management style leaders make decisions without regards to others. Paternalistic allows for others input, but the decision is still up to the leader. Laissez-faire management style is a more hands off approach, and this type of leader style is not recommended for most situations. Knowing what the different types of management styles are, and what they mean, this can be an informative advantage to maybe using certain management styles in certain citations. References Autocratic,Paternalistic, Democratic, Laissez faire and Unorthodox management styles Laissez faire management style » Tag Archive » Business tips – BSMR.COM . (2011, October 8). Business tips – BSMR.COM » Tips and advice about business . Retrieved February 23, 2012, from

Matlwa, M.. (2009, May). Building a management style. Accountancy SA,18-19. Retrieved February 28, 2012, from


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