Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Assessing your style, part of Managing for Results.
- Before we talk about your team, let's talk about you…and how your management style fits with the team.…There is no perfect management style.…There are, however, two well-known styles…that most managers usually adopt.…They tend to be more task-oriented or relationship-oriented.…Both can be useful, but both also have a downside as well.…The task-oriented manager is a person who values…getting the work done.…They want the work done on time and with acceptable quality.…
They tend to view work behaviors as either…supporting or threatening the team's ability…to finish the work.…It's not that they don't value social bonds,…but that's simply not their dominant preference at work.…The relationship-oriented manager is just the opposite.…They care about and are sensitive to…the social side of work.…They value the work, but they value the social context…within which the work takes place even more.…They believe that spending time…fostering positive relationships…helps productivity over time.…
Here's the thing.…They're both correct.…
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