Laissez-faire ManagementSeagull management has negative connotations but can be based on a defensible management style. For example, laissez-faire management is the process of managing employees by goals such that you give them complete freedom unless they fail to achieve such goals.
Disconnected ManagersTheir is a fine line between laissez-faire management and simply being disconnected such that a manager fails in their duty to direct, monitor and control a business.
Management by ExceptionManagement by exception is the process of establishing processes, procedures and systems such that managers need not manage the repeated and predictable aspects of work. In this context, work is carefully controlled and managers need only manage aspects of work that are unique or unpredictable such as projects and unanticipated problems.
Mushroom ManagementMushroom management is another humorous analogy for a negative management style. These managers use secrecy and negative reinforcement to control a team. As with seagull management, this involves swooping in to command things when a problem occurs.
|Overview: Seagull Management
Management that is disengaged until a problem happens at which point they jump into command and control mode.
Ken Blanchard's 1985 book "Leadership and the One Minute Manager"