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IIOSS Management Style Model

For 15 years, the IIOSS global founders have focused their attention on consultation and research of personality and organization. They interacted with people of diverse cultures, races, occupations, nationalities, ages and gender.

Our decades-long interactions were integrated in the IIOSS theory of organizational behavior - classification and analysis of the personality and its behavior in the organizational milieu.

We have found that four basic management styles are sufficient to explain managerial personality and predict every manager’s behavior:

[ A ]
[ R ]
[ C ]
[ U ]
predominantly is Realistic Doer Steady Controller Visionary Strategist Flexible Facilitator
preoccupied with Knowledge/Experience Analysis/Process Future/Opportunity Value/Culture
oriented to Action System Creation Consensus
focused on What How Why Who
classic philosophy Water Earth Fire Air

Style A: Accomplisher

  • Result-oriented
  • Focus on "what is required to be done in short term"
  • Pragmatic, realistic, resourceful and resolute
  • Their power is derived from their knowledge and they are quite prepared to use it

Style R: Regulator

  • System-oriented
  • Focus on "how it should be done in short term"
  • Recognize the need for some degree of stability, typically in order to optimize productivity through maximizing repetition
  • Their power is derived from intellectual logic, rules and order

Style C: Creator

  • Future-oriented
  • Focus on "why something should be done in long term"
  • Bold, courageous and imaginative, but have little time for day-to-day problems that are delegated to others
  • Their power is derived from enthusiasm and creativity.

Style U: Uniter

  • People-oriented
  • Focus on "who should do something"
  • These personalities are very important when the situation calls for facilitation
  • Their power is derived from his or her ability to persuade others to compromise

We believe that all of the four management styles are valuable and essential to organize a management team. However, each of these styles has its specific advantages and disadvantages, and it requires taking its own route to develop and enhance itself.