Business Studies Task
1. Compare the classical, behavioural and contingency management styles.
* In this style each person specialises in one aspect of the procedure.
* Management functions were grouped, or classified, on the basis of whether they were concerned with planning, organising or controlling.
* Uses an organisational hierarchy to organise the structure of the business.
* Has three levels of management
* Top-level Management which is responsible for making business wide decisions and establishing the policies and strategies that affect the entire organisation.
* Middle Management provides strategic direction and leadership for the business but are usually responsible for sections of the business, rather than the business as a whole.
* First-line Management or Supervisory (lowest level) has responsibility for implementing the plans of higher management into daily operations. Usually has a direct supervisory role, allocates work to employees and co-ordinates how employees will allocate their time.
* Managers get the tasks in a business done by working with and through other people.
* Organisational behaviour is concerned with the study of how people act in the work environment.
* Manager should lead, motivate, communicate and resolve conflicts among employees.
* Motivation encourages and provides employees with the want to do their work well helping achieve business goals.
* Leadership helps cope with change as people are often reluctant to change their work practices and prefer routine.
* Communication is better achieved through a democratic leadership style. In this style a manager calmly relay information, motivate and make employees feel important by including them in group activities such as decision making and therefore clear and provides a sense of direction for the business to follow. This style does not however give authority to the workers, rather it provides...