Use Of Training Managers Different Leadership Styles That Can Enhance Organizational Efficiency

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Developed in 1964, Robert Blake and Jane Mouton created their own managerial grid that is effectively used as a tool for training managers different leadership styles that can enhance organizational efficiency. According to Covey and Ewell (2015), the managerial grid is one of the iconic theories in the study of management techniques. Blake and Mouton offer a graphic interpretation of leadership style through a managerial grid. This is sometimes referred to as the “one-best-style approach”. The grid identifies leadership styles based on a manager’s concern for people (the vertical axis) and concern for task accomplishment or production (the horizontal axis)” (58).
A visual depiction of the grid is shown as Figure 1. The grid is gauged on a scale of 1-9, with 1 scoring the lowest concern and 9 scoring the highest concern. It can also be broken down into five different manager leadership styles that include: impoverished management, country club management, authority compliance, team management, and middle-of-the-road management (Strong, Williams, Irby and Wynn, 2013).
To fully understand the grid, we must first break down each leadership style. Impoverished management is defined as both low concern for people and production. These types of managers typically do the least to get by and care little for the organization and their employees. Country club management is defined as high concern for the people but low concern for production. This type of manager may focus more on a…

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