Generally Accepted Management Styles and their description:
AUTOCRATIC: Manager makes the decisions, usually results in well organized and functioning environment, there may be some dissent ion due to lack of input from the employees. Creativity is hindered.
CONSULTATIVE: Feedback is encouraged, degree of participation by the employees in decision making. Final call still with the manager.
PERSUASIVE: Works with the employees to convince them that the course of action is the right one, still holding on to full decision making power.
DEMOCRATIC: Consensus seeking management style where employees freely participate in decision making. Leads to very slow process to taking action for obvious reasons.
CHAOTIC: Puts more emphasis on speed and agility of action, decision making can be largely shared between the manager and the employees in a highly disorganized structure.
LAISSEZ-FAIRE: Casual unstructured environment where most of the decisions are made by the employees, high level of creativity.
As you see, there are 6 styles mentioned above. On a closer look, we should be able to narrow these choices down to 3 styles, because of the proximity of certain styles.
We Narrowed Our final selection of different styles down to 3:
Autocratic, Paternalistic and Democratic. The quiz will evaluate your style based on the percentage you score in each one of these style dimensions. You will get the full description of each one of these 3 styles with your results.