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Mastering Management Styles: Expert Guidance for Managers by Harris Silverman

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What is the control/autonomy axis?

The control/autonomy axis refers to the amount of control you exert over how employees do their jobs and the degree to which you allow employees to make those decisions themselves, and thus to have autonomy over their own activities.

As such, the control/autonomy axis is not unrelated to the direction/consultation axis. Both relate to the question of who has the power to determine how things are done. Direction/consultation pertains to general decision-making regarding projects, strategy, solutions to problems and so on; control/autonomy pertains to how each person approaches his or her own job tasks.

It should not be assumed, therefore, that a high degree of direction automatically implies a high degree of control. ...

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