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Blake, R. R. and J. S. Moulton. 1962. The managerial grid. Advanced Management Office Executive

Provided by James R. Martin, Ph.D., CMA
Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida

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This is an interesting illustration presented by Blake and Moulton in 1962 showing four extreme forms of management and many variations in between. In the top left of the grid, Country Club Management has maximum concern for people, but minimum concern for production. Task Management on the bottom right has mimimum concern for people, but maximum concern for production. The other extremes are to have maximum concern for both people and production (Team Management), or to have minimum concern for both people and production (Improverished Management). Most firms are probably somewhere in the middle of the grid.

Managerial Grid

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