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The Handbook for Quality Management, Second Edition : A Complete Guide to Operational Excellence by Paul Keller, Thomas Pyzdek

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CHAPTER 19
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Management Styles
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Judgmental Management Style
If the traditional organizational hierarchy is viewed as a “chain-of-command,” then ultimate authority resides in the top-most position on the organization chart. The individual occupying this position delegates authority to subordinates who may, in turn, delegate authority to employees further down in the hierarchy. In this system, managers are expected to use their authority to get the work done via command-and-control. Action is based on the manager’s judgment. This system effectively ...

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