What Is Your Management Style?
In order to identify your natural management style, use the following quiz by psychologist Kurt Lewin.
Whatever result you get, know that it has its benefits, but you do need to pay attention on developing the rest of the styles. You will find tips on how to do that in the Situational Management episode of our “Basics of Team management” course.
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- Question 1 of 18
I have the final say over decisions made within my group.
- Question 2 of 18
I consider suggestions made by others in the group.
- Question 3 of 18
I tell group members what to do, how to do it, and when I want it done.
- Question 4 of 18
If a group member makes a mistake, they are reprimanded or punished.
- Question 5 of 18
I carefully watch group members to be sure they are performing tasks properly.
- Question 6 of 18
Group members need clear rewards and punishments in order to complete tasks and meet goals.
- Question 7 of 18
Group members are motivated by a need for security.
- Question 8 of 18
I accept input from group members.
- Question 9 of 18
I ask for advice from group members when things go wrong.
- Question 10 of 18
I want group members to feel involved and relevant in the decision-making process.
- Question 11 of 18
When there are problems in the group, I work with members to arrive at a reasonable resolution.
- Question 12 of 18
I want to help group members fulfill their potential.
- Question 13 of 18
I prefer when decisions are made through group consensus.
- Question 14 of 18
Big decisions should have the approval of the majority of the group.
- Question 15 of 18
I let group members decide what needs to be done and how to do it.
- Question 16 of 18
I allow group members to carry out their role with little of my input. They know more about their job than I do.
- Question 17 of 18
I entrust tasks to other group members.
- Question 18 of 18
I allow other group members to share my leadership power.