The choice of the best management style depends on the situation.
Each situation depends on the following elements.
In a sense each management situation is unique and should be treated as unique. The Situation Personality set of values of manager. The task Pressure on The Organisation Time, resources Staff and their set of values
As sales manager of a major health food distributor, Bruno is required to review product lines and services offered to retailers. There are five experienced people on his sales team. Recommendations are expected by senior management in 14 days.
Task Skills of team Environmental constraints Team
The consultative style would be appropriate. He seeks input from his team before making a final review of product lines . His team is experienced and even though he has 14 days
Marie is a project manger of a relatively inexperienced design team in a newly formed desk-top publishing department. Their immediate task is to prepare the company’s monthly newsletter.
Tony heads a team of highly skilled computer analysts who design software systems for a building and construction industry. He needs to set a series of short term targets for a recently secured contract