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The Developing Manager
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK1............................................................................................................................................11.1 Different Management styles................................................................................................11.2 Leadership Characteristics....................................................................................................21.3 Communication Process in businesses..................................................................................31.4 Organisational Culture in businesses....................................................................................4TASK 2............................................................................................................................................52.1 Management skill performance.............................................................................................52.2 Personal strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.....................................................62.3 Set and prioritise objective and target for developing own potential....................................6TASK 3............................................................................................................................................73.1 Leading and Motivating team for achieving goal or objective.............................................73.2 Managerial decisions for goal achievement and recommendations for improvements.......9TASK 4............................................................................................................................................94.1 Managerial and personal skills for supporting career development......................................94.2 Review career and personal development needs, current performance and future needs fordevelopment plan......................................................................................................................11CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................12REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................13
INTRODUCTIONManager is person who is responsible for managing company or business. They can bedepartment in charge and people working for in it and also manages managerial functions. Theypossess power to fire, monitor attendance, hire, discipline, performance appraisal, overtime andauthorize vacations. Every organisation requires effective manager for developing firm andbusiness (August and Shanahan, 2017). Here will be discussing about management styles,leadership characteristics, communication process, organisational culture and change of firm.Also discussion about management skills performance, personal SWOT and setting objective andtarget for developing own potential. Report has also covered team for achievement of goal andobjective, managerial decisions for career development. The given assignment is based ondifferent company such as for task one PKF hotel experts, task two Clayton Crown HotelLondon and task three Frankie & Benny's restaurant.TASK11.1 Different Management stylesManagement is way of getting things done through others or it is planning, organising,staffing, directing and controlling of activities. Management style is way which managers go foraccomplishing objectives. It encompasses way for decision making, plan & organise task andexercising authority (Baker and et. al., 2012). This style varies from company, person to personand level of management. Good manager adjusts management style to suit various employeesand environments. It is very important for company to accept best management style for survivaland growth. There are various factors which affect style of management such as internal andexternal. Internal includes policies, corporate culture, priorities, structure, staff skill level andmotivation and external are consumers, competitors, suppliers, economy and law. In order todefine management style two organisation are taken that is PKF Hotel-experts and Thomas Cookwhich is described below:PKF Hotel-expertsThomas CookPKF Hotel-experts follows authoritarianmanagement style which is exemplified andleader dictates procedures and policies, decidesgoals to be achieved and control and direct allThomas Cook follow participativemanagement style in which employee areinvolved in decision making and encouragingstakeholders at all level of organisation for
activities without participation of subordinates.They have full control of team and possess lowautonomy in group. Here, leader have right fortaking decision in firm which is beneficial forfirm.analysing problems, implementation ofsolutions and development of strategies. It isalso called employee involvement andparticipative style as every possess equal rightin decision making.1.2 Leadership CharacteristicsLeadership is practical skill and research area encompassing ability of individual forleading or guiding organisation, individuals and team. The studies of leadership provide theoriesrelated with traits, function, situational interaction, power, values, vision, intelligence andcharisma (Cadmus and Johansen, 2012). There are various characteristics such as honesty, goodcommunicators, accountability, integrity, delegation, creativity and innovation which everyleader need to be follow in entity. The leadership style can be autocratic, action oriented,democratic and laissez-faire. As per scenario given differentiating style of leadership of bothcompany which is described below:PKF Hotel-expertsThomas CookPKF Hotel-experts follows autocratic style forleadership in which decision making power isin hand of leaders. It does not requiresuggestions and initiatives from other subordinates. PKF is successful because offollowing this style as it provides strongmotivation to managers and leaders.Thomas Cook follow laissez-faire or free reinstyle in organisation. Decision making ispassed to sub ordinates and given full right andpower to make suitable decisions forestablishing goals and works for solving outproblems and hurdles.Motivation is willingness of people and action to perform work and important factor toinspire individual to move ahead. Every company motivate staff, employees and worker toperform better and achieve goal and objective of firm. Factors which affect motivation andperformance of employees at workplace are salary, relationship with colleagues, developmentopportunities (Cozolino, 2014). Motivation techniques can be positive environment, recogniseachievements, providing incentives, setting goals, sharing profits and providence of professionalenrichment.
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