How National Culture Shapes Management Styles in Bangladesh?

Organizational culture involves everything an organization does and everything it makes (Peters and Waterman, 1982). The above statement indicates that organizational culture not only shapes the way managers manage their employees but also depict the way employees behave in a particular manner (White, 1984). The author illustrates this with an example that if the persistent belief of a manager is that only the blue-collar employees is able to operate a machine, in that case the issues such as mutual goal setting, positive feedback, open channel of communication and participation, and innovation are being ignored by the organization as this pointed at the traditional aspects of managers denying to figure out the new ways to manage. Continue reading

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Factors Influencing Managers’ Styles of Management

It has been specified by Roskin (1989: p.19) that there is a well-established perspective concerning the factors on which the success of management styles relies on, which are as follows:

• the individual personality of the manager himself (Trait theory revisited);

• the individual followers, the kind of people they are and the kind of work they do, and

• the particular situation and circumstances on any given day or hour (Owens, 1973 cited in Roskin, 1989). Continue reading

An Overview of Management Styles

For the most part, the development of management theories and practices has taken place during nineteenth and twentieth century’s, the growth of which was the consequences of the operations of different private and public sector organizations (Modern, 2004). Though it has not been long since the profound development in management principles and practices has flourished and emerged as a formal discipline, the subsistence of management and organized operations has been around for thousands of years (Robbins and Decenzo, 2005). In support of this, the authors have provided the example of Pyramids where the use of management and organized activities in their construction can be precisely assumed. Continue reading