What is a management style?

What is a management style?

A management style is a way in which a manager works to fulfil their goals. Management style includes the way that a manager plans, organises, makes decisions, delegates, and manages their staff.

An effective manager is someone who can adjust their management style in response to different factors while keeping their focus on successfully achieving targets.

Management styles are affected by both internal and external factors.

Internal factors include:

  • The overall practical and corporate culture of the company
  • policies
  • priorities
  • employee engagement
  • staff skill levels -In general, the higher-skilled staff donot need as much supervision, while less skilled staff will require more monitoring to consistently achieve their objectives


External factors include:

  1. employment laws
  2. the economy
  3. competitors
  4. suppliers
  5. clients

These are factors that are outside of the control of the clinic, but will have an effect on both managers and employees.