As the boss of the office you will undoubtedly have a particular management style that you automatically adhere to – without even realizing it. See our guide below to see if you can relate to any of the characters listed:
The Godfather – Vito Corleone
Is your management style slightly intimidating? Do employees leave your office quivering with fear? Do you possess a calm and aloof demeanor on the surface that is likely to become angered if disobeyed? If so, you may possess the management style of the charismatic and compelling head of the Corleone family, Vito Corleone.
If like Vito you believe in a strict adherence to your own rules, you have worked extremely hard to get to the top and dislike it when people don’t obey your rules, then your management style is very similar to that of Vito Corleone’s!
A cunning and ambitious man, Vito Corleone is not a man to be messed with. He is an honorable character committed to his work and everybody around him has great respect for him (while also being a little scared of him). Nevertheless he is also a family man, so if your employees work hard and possess loyalty towards you and your firm, you will undoubtedly treat them with the greatest kindness, care and security.
Employee of the Month – Dirk Dittman
Do you favor the more dedicated and loyal workers at your firm? Would you describe yourself as a little bit unfair? If so your employees may often liken you to Dirk Dittman from Employee of the Month.
Failing to realize the true potential of some of his best employees, Dirk favors the staff that suck up to him. However little does he realize that behind his back those staff are egotistical and rude towards others, doing their utmost to work their way to the top with no consideration or concern for others around them.
If you think that your management style may be likened to that of Dirk’s, you may wish to re-evaluate how you conduct yourself in the workplace. Listen to the needs of all of your staff and try to be as fair as possible when it comes to employee evaluations, giving out bonuses and of course, selecting an employee of the month.
Horrible bosses – Doctor Julia Harris
Are you sexually aggressive and a bit of a man eater? Do people describe you as overbearing and even abusive? Totally unprofessional? Then your management style may be just like that of Doctor Julia Harris’ in Horrible Bosses.
Manipulative and sexually wired, your domineering personality only makes your employees feel completely intimidated in your presence. If you want to keep your staff happy, tone it down and keep things strictly professional.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Randle McMurphy
Are you a bit of a wacky boss? Do people describe you as uncouth, rebellious, loud and confident? Do you form strong relationships with your staff? If so, you may be comparable to Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. An eccentric character who decided to declare himself insane, he is a notorious rule breaker who never fails to go against the grain.
If you have a strong mind, a persuasive demeanor and detest sticking to the rules, then this character certainly matches your management style. You have a strong ambition to liberate your staff and it is not unusual for you to organize outlandish trips, events and parties at random times throughout the year. Like it or hate it, you are spontaneous and unpredictable.
But be warned, characters of this nature are likely to intimidate employees who are typically shy and quiet by nature. Your employees may find your unpredictable behavior frustrating and getting a task done within a limited timeframe can be a bit of a nightmare.