In the early 20th
century, Antonio Gramsci coined the term “corporatism” to describe the emergence of authoritarian leadership in Mussolini’s fascist Italy. Paternalism, and its more general expression as vertical control is still present within business culture today. Change management concepts first proposed by business management theorists as part of the scope of shifts taking place within the organizational environment in response to globalization in the 1980s, prompted a new horizontal culture of work.
With the introduction of business process and manufacturing outsourcing capabilities, collaborative management techniques and strategies are now highly sought after, as organizations turn toward flexible models of productivity to extract maximum value for money. No longer a top-down environment, the value chain of organizations is not only horizontal in authority, collaborations now take place across great distances.
Virtualization of the workplace has furthered this transition, laying the foundations for a truly global exchange of knowledge. In Management Styles: Paternalistic and Collaborative—Training Point Issues in Management #1 (2008), the transformation of organizational culture from a vertical to a horizontal management protocol is examined; placing emphasis on new modalities of work such as remote project management.
The program offers that four broad theories of management style persist in the 21st century workplace. Business scenarios in the film provide insight into the benefits, disadvantages, and characteristics of each management style. Educational materials accompanying the program are available online. Part of the Training Point Issues in Management series, the film is highly recommended to business management professionals.Management Styles: Paternalistic and Collaborative—Training Point Issues in Management #1
- ISBN 978-1-62290-760-1
- Run Time (8 Minutes)
- Copyright 2008
- Closed Captioned (CC)