Sector burdened with dogmatic management
Figures released by the Chartered Management Institute and Simplyhealth show that performance levels in workplaces across organisations in the social care sector are suffering as overbearing and dogmatic management practices top the list of management styles.
The Quality of Working Life report, which questioned 1,511 managers, also found a high rate of sickness and absence levels in organisations exhibiting ‘negative’ management styles. The report assessed the impact of differing managerial styles on motivation, health and productivity. Key findings include:
- Tight reins:
The most widely experienced management styles in the social care sector are bureaucratic (43%), reactive (40%) and authoritarian (30%). All three have become increasingly common; the top two have increased by 6% since 2004, with authoritarian leadership also rising 5%.
- Index linked:
The research shows empowering managerial styles are most associated with growing businesses. More th