The managerial grid, or 9:9 grid model, is based on Ohio and Michigan university studies. Robert R. Blake and Jane S. Mouton developed this grid. The full model consists of six phases, although not every organisation may go through all of them.

Phase 1 is the presentation of a framework called the managerial grid, as shown in Fig. 11.9.


Fig. 11.9 Managerial grid

Managerial grid


The grid is based on the management style dimensions of “concern for people” and “concern for production”, which essentially represent the dimensions of consideration and structure. The grid clarifies how the two dimensions are related and establishes ...

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