Likert's Theory Of Management Style Analysis

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When talking about management style there are many theories and models to choose from, some may relate to each other while others may have contradictory views. The theory used in this paper is Likert’s Theory of Management. The proponent of this theory is Dr. Rensis Likert, (born August 5, 1903 - died September 3, 1981). He is an American Social Scientist who developed the theory of management in the 1960’s and also developed the Likert Scale which is commonly used in research questionnaires. In Likert’s Theory of Management, the efficiency of an organization is influenced by the system of management used. It has been confirmed that an efficient manager is the one who is subordinate-centered. The managers try to group all the employees into…show more content…
In the articles of Tajedin (2017) and Zadeh (2013), they both used the same theory but they have different variables. Tajedin related the theory on employee’s job satisfaction where they try to clarify the influence of the manager’s leadership style on employee’s satisfaction. They hypothesized that there is a meaningful relationship between the theory to job satisfaction. The results supported their hypotheses that there was a relationship between the four leadership styles and job satisfaction. Zadeh, on the other hand, researched on the effect of the theory to empowering employees/staff. Their main hypothesis is that there is a significant relationship between the theory and staff empowering. The result of the research indicated that there is a relationship between the theory and staff…show more content…
Review of Literature Today’s management has become more complicated because of continuous changes that many companies adapt to improve their businesses, because of growing competition, demographic changes of employees and the rapid development of technologies (Dulcic et al., 2006). These different management styles vary depending on the type of work done and how its effects on an employee’s job satisfaction. Having an employee-centered management style offers employees the opportunity to be a part of the decision-making part of a company, accepting suggestions and feedbacks from each employee. While the managers or leaders have the right to make final decisions, they use their employee’s contribution to meet their objectives. All of these studies concluded that an employee-centered management style is the most prominent management style (Dulcic et al; 2006, Tajedin et al; 2017, Yeh & Hsieh, 2017, Zadeh et al; 2013). Although these studies had different variables and participants, the results of their studies support the researcher’s hypothesis and their methodology

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