You may think you’re a super chilled manager, but you may not be as relaxed as you think. Most of the time, managers rarely get time to think or reflect on their management style. Often enough, the style you fit into will reflect your personality.
We used the widely recognised management styles known as, Authoritarian, Extroverted, Political, Administrative, Democratic and Laissez-faire. Which one do you think you are? Take the quiz and find out!
Which Management Style are you?
Being a manager is a demanding job that can be stressful at times. You’ll have a management style, even if you don’t realise it. Think you’re a super relaxed manager? maybe you’re not as relaxed as you thought. Take the quiz to find out!
You’re an Authoritarian Manager
You’re high in conscientiousness and low in agreeableness. You prefer an orderly, industrious and candid approach to things. You like the power of your position and like your employees to conform to your ideas and procedures.
You’re an Extroverted Manager
You’re an understanding manager that relies on your personality and likability. You prefer a give and take relationship where you support each other. You enjoy rewarding your employees and like to give your employees incentives so that they can get more out of their job.
You’re a Political Manager
You’re competitive, outspoken, headstrong and enjoy it most when things go your way. You enjoy asserting your authority and prefer to control the information that your team knows. You may even think ‘the less they know the better’.
You like to have a say in everything your team does in order to retain power. You’re less bothered about the well-being of your team and more bothered about your next promotion.
You’re an Administrative Manager
You like things to be in order, you prefer your team to stick to rules and follow processes. You believe that if you follow a set of step, you’ll achieve the success you desire. Sticking to rules sometimes means there isn’t much room for your team to be creative.
You’re a Democratic Manager
You love your team chipping in with ideas and enjoy them being creative. You’re open to feedback and trying out new ways to improve both procedures and your teams working day.
The team respect that you allow them to voice their opinion and have a more active role in the success of the business.
You’re a Laissez-faire Manager
You really trust your team to perform at a high level without you having much involvement. Instead of spending your time delegating, you like to motivate, inspire and support your team with a hands-off approach.
Your team know you’re there if they need advice but you allow them to self direct their path. You periodically check in with them to help direct and give constructive feedback.
Do you trust your team?
How often do you check in with your team?
What do you want your team to think of you?
What’s your approach?
How much do you share with your team?
How do you delegate tasks to your team?
How do you receive constructive feedback?
How do you show gratitude towards your team?