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Title: Nine papers
Authors: Bhatnagar, Neelam
Keywords: Desai, K.G.
School of Social Sciences
Issue Date: 1980
Publisher: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Abstract: Managerial grid is one of the most recent contributions in the field of leadership practices and organisetion-development theories. The basic underlying assumption behind this development program is that the organisation culture is seen to act as a major barrier in the process of change. Since the managers and line executives hold the responsibility of change or development, the change has to be brought about in their leadership styles. Hence, five different types of leadership styles are presented in a graphical form known as 'grid' and the last combination represents the ideal style of management. This paper attempts to explain these leadership styles and six phases of development program given by the grid theorists. The conclusions of this paper are based on the answer to the question, .whether the grid theory can be treated as an improvement upon the previous organisation development theories or not? And it concludes that the grid's philosophy is certainly an improvement over the previous theories. None of the previous approaches integrate individual development, group development as well as intergroup development as a part of organisation development. Moreover, for the first time the concept of systematic critique as a part of the system has been implemented in an orderly fashion. Despite its improvement over the earlier theories, some major weaknesses and ambiguities have been brought to light. Moreover, the Success of any such program depends on how well each phase of this program is being understood, implemented and valued by each manager of the organisation.
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