Blake + Mouton
The Leadership Grid
1) Concern for production- the degree to which a leader emphasizes concrete objectives, organizational efficiency and high productivity when deciding how best to accomplish a task. (concern to get the task done)
2) Concern for people- when the leader considers the needs of the team members, their interests, and areas of personal development when deciding how best to accomplish a task. (concern for team processes)
The grid measures a manager's concern for people/process and their concern for production. The results are then plotted on a nine- position grid.
Authority- Compliance Management- High Production/Low People
Improvised Management- Low Production/Low People
Middle of the Road Management- Medium Production/Medium People
Team Management- High Production/High People
Applying the Managerial Grid
Think about some recent situations where you have been the leader and then identify where you would fit into the grid.
2) Identify areas of improvement + develop your leadership skills
Analyse the leadership style's efffectiveness and then looking where you could improve. For example improving team communication and being more clear on scheduling.
3) Put the grid into context
May not always be appropriate to balance out the people and production needs equally as it depends on importance and urgency. e.g. when a business is faced with an economic hardship then the people concerns may be placed to the 'bottom of the pile' (for the time being) to achieve productivity and efficiency.
Referenced from page 65 of A2 Applied Business by Collins. http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_73.htm