Any company with traditional hierarchy has management positions. As the name suggests, the managers manage their own work as well as the work of others. There are many questions that are related to the management profile and its style. This article provides a brief list of the management questions and how to answer them.
1. How would you describe your adaptability to changes – your ability to perform change management?
How flexible/tolerant are you – can you change your management style? How do you function when a change is required? Are you a change leader (can you lead a change)?
There is a possibility that the type of management methods that you follow could become obsolete and you would need to upgrade your skills and enhance yourself. Therefore, you may be asked whether you can change your management methodology and its style if required.
Effective change management is one of the most important issues in the competitive business world today – it is a transition from one state to another one. Managers are the main ones who deliver the message of change to their employees. They should demonstrate an example, showing their skill to change and/or refresh their management methods, for empowering others to accept and adopt the change in the company’s environment.
2. How would you describe your management style?
There are several management styles and all have their advantages and disadvantages. However, certain management styles work in certain environments.
There are four types of management styles – Autocratic, Paternalistic, Democratic, and Laissez-faire (leader).
For example, if a company is hiring all freshers, they would need a strong-willed and experienced manager who can lead by example and act as a guiding beacon to the other employees.
If the management position is within an already established department populated with experienced workers, they would require a manager who can cooperate/collaborate with them and ensure that nothing comes in their way when they are working. You should consider which kind of situation you would like to be in.
3. How would you handle your team member’s issues?
Handling a team is a very important aspect of a manager’s job, and therefore comprises a few of the most important interview questions of management style.
The best way to handle a team member’s issues is to find out the root cause of it, and try to solve the issue, if it is logically and practically possible.
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