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Umer Shahzad
Student (MBA), United Kingdom

Control in Management

Control in management and leadership is mandatory. If you have significant control on the employees then you'll be able to develop a strategy and to implement it. The control can lead your firm to higher productivity and more creativity.

  John Spenceley

Control and Leadership

I am not sure how you achieve that.
Control (constraining) and leadership (inspiring others to contribute) seem to be contradictory.
Control at the extreme leads to a slave workforce, leadership to an empowered workforce - more difficult to manage but more productive - see Semler.

  David Wilson
Manager, Canada

Research on Productivity and Control

Hi Umer: I am not certain what you mean by "control in management and leadership is mandatory." If you mean the organization needs appropriate strategies, structures, vision statements, plans, policies, processes and practices to control inputs and outputs, I might agree. Every organization needs to be effective, efficient and economical.
But you cannot micro-manage your employees and expect employees to be satisfied. When employees are told what to do and how to think, the company may survive, but it will not succeed. I would suggest you consider the concepts of the learning organization, employee empowerment, devolution of authority, de-layering and servant leadership.
I am also not certain your statement aligns with 21st Century concepts of leadership, growing great employees team work and intelligent organizations.

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