The Managerial Styles Within The Catering Industry

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Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities Department of the Built Environment Course: principles of Management Course Co-ordinator: M Rhoden Assignment: 1 A critical comparison to the managerial styles within the catering industry with that of the companies within the built environment Author: David Tiernan Student No: 000879221-6 20th November 2015 1. Introduction This report critically compares the key management theories and management style differences between the catering and construction sectors. It identifies core differences within the industries and the difference in approach required for each to deliver one’s own service. the diference in the “product” which is being delivered by both sectors…show more content…
3. Management Theories & Styles 3.1 Theory X and Autocratic Management style The catering industry has long being attributed to the autocratic style with its low pay, poor working conditions, speedy service and high staff turnover. When analysing the theory aspect the Mc Gregor Theory X & Y is the most obvious example to use for the purpose of this report. According to (Businessballs 2013) Mc Gregors ideas suggest that there are two fundamental approaches to managing people. Many managers tend towards theory X and generally get poor results. Enlightened managers use theory Y, which produces better performance and results and allows people to grow and develop. Theory X managers are widely associated with an authoritative management style. The autocratic leadership style is best used in situations where control is necessary, often where there is little margin for error. When conditions are dangerous, rigid rules can keep people out of harm’s way. Many times, the subordinate staff is inexperienced or unfamiliar with the type of work and heavy oversight is necessary (CIOB 2015). A theory X manager instinctively adopts an autocratic management style because he assumes amongst other negative features that people are lazy and wish to avoid responsibility (Walker 1984). Autocratic decisions may undermine work
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