Management Style Quiz

Assessing How Your Management Style Contributes to Staff Well‑being and Performance

SUMMARY: This exercise helps you to privately reflect on your managerial style and how it may be affecting employee well-being.

Developed for the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace by workplace mental health and safety expert Dr. Martin Shain.

01.
I am concerned about whether staff members have enough time to get their work done within regular working hours.
02.
I act as a workload coach to my staff by assisting them to prioritize their work.
03.
My staff would agree that I try to ensure they are able to accomplish their work within regular working hours.
04.
I consider it important to involve my staff in decisions and changes that affect their work.
05.
I consult with my staff on decisions and changes that affect their work.
06.
My staff would agree that I consult with them on decisions and changes which affect their work.
07.
I consider it important that the amount of mental and emotional effort required by my staff to do their work is reasonable.
08.
I take steps to reduce the amount of mental and emotional effort required by my staff to do their work when it is excessive.
09.
My staff would agree that I help to manage the amount of mental and emotional effort required to do their work.
10.
I know what makes each of my staff feel rewarded and appreciated for their efforts.
11.
I appreciate and reward my staff for their efforts.
12.
My staff would agree that I appreciate and reward them for their efforts.