ERIC Number: ED223954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Managerial Styles and Employee Responses.
Beehr, Terry A.; Gupta, Nina
Managerial styles and the concommitant relationships between managers and other employees can have a significant impact on many aspects of the work situation. In a study of the environments within two automotive supply organizations similar in size and technology but different in formal managerial styles (participative management and modified Scalon Plan vs. traditional unionized organization), employees' attitudes and behaviors were compared. Overall, results indicated that the rank and file employees' perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors were more favorable in the organization with the more democratic formal managerial style than in the more traditional organization, but there was very little difference in the response of the supervisors between the two environments. The findings suggest that traditional unionized organizations may produce a more stressful work environment for rank and file employees, while democratic management may be more stressful for managers. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Scanlon Plan
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (54th, Minneapolis, MN, May 6-8, 1982).