Management style and achievement: a model of counseling synthesis


The study has taken the best dimensions of a number, of management style models and synthesized them to provide a useful research vehicle and an effective teaching paradigm. The researchers argue that while there are a number of management style training models used to synthesize research findings into useful training vehicles, Blake and Mouton’s managerialGrid and Reddin’s 3-D, being well known examples of many of the fundamental dimensions upon which the models are based, are surrounded by controversy in initiating structure and consideration. The two factors which form the basis of most models have not been shown to be independent in the majority of studies, yet models such as the two mentioned assume that theoretical independence. Fielder’s Least Preferred Co-workers (LPC) forms the style basis of the theory. At various times, it was said that to measure a type of “consideration” versus initiating structure orientation, cognitive complexity or underlying motivational need, an individual would have to be armed with facts and admired expertise.,Agbaje argues that management training models which only focus upon a few and questionable dimensions are inevitability simplistic and should be understood and accepted by all the participants.

Keywords: Management Style, Achievement, Model, Counselling, Synthesis