Tannenbaum And Schmidt Continuum: Case Study

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I believe that management control and leadership go hand in hand, because a part of successful leadership is having the correct balance of control over the team and situation. My philosophy on management control would be for a manger to be firmly in control, and to delegate authority and trust when appropriate. In any case of management control, I would follow the Tannenbaum and Schmidt Continuum. It is a model of leadership theory that demonstrates the relationship between a manager’s level of authority and the level of freedom for the team (businessballs.com). The model could be used for management control, because it incorporates authority and leadership, and because it uses different levels of delegation. The model demonstrates the varying degrees of delegation, such as when the manager …show more content…
For instance, I would be the leader of the team and manage what happens, and also have the final say in the decisions, but I would also work along side my team and let them input ideas or comments that could help with the task. Basically, I would apply participative leadership, and depending on the extent of the task/ project, I could also implement a continuum of leadership. That way if there are any changes, I could adapt. Furthermore, if I were to manage and direct a team I would follow the steps of the action-centered leadership model, as well as the Tannenbaum and Schmidt continuum. For the action-centered leadership model I would include the team, the team as individuals, and the task itself; and also remember to follow the responsibilities of the manager (action-centered leadership). For the Tannenbaum and Schmidt continuum I would make sure to delegate authority, but also offer enough freedom so that the team could put in effort and ideas into the task. By following these models and given enough control and direction, a manager, such as myself, could lead a successful

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