Managerial Grid


Definition: the Managerial Grid is a behavioral management style model by Blake and Mouton ('64) categorizing management or leadership styles into a 9x9 grid.
The axes of the grid are:
- X-axis: Concern for Production: 1 (low) to 9 (high)
- Y-axis: Concern for People: 1 (low) to 9 (high)
The extremes are:
(1,1): Impoverished style - delegate-and-disappear
(9,1): Produce or Perish style - authoritarian
(1,9): Country Club style - one-sided, thoughtful attention to the needs of employees
(9,9): Team style - high concern to both people and production
(5,5): Middle-of-the-road style - balancing between people and organization


More on leadership styles: Accountable Leadership, Agile Leadership, Authentic Leadership, Charismatic Leadership, Leadership Styles, more...


MBA Brief offers accurate and concise definitions of MBA concepts, frameworks, methods and models.

We love to keep things really short, but provide links to learn more about your subject and to similar concepts.

© 2022 MBA Brief - Last updated: 9-12-2022  -  Privacy   |   Terms