Groupe Dupuis Paquin

Transformation Management

All experienced managers know it. There are three main styles of business management.

First, there is the "laissez-faire" management style. In this approach, the manager refuses to make the necessary decisions in hopes that the passage of time will solve business problems.

Then, there is the "autocratic" management style. In this approach, the manager alone makes decisions about the conduct of business by imposing his "One Best Way". He thinks in a vacuum and is confident that his employees cannot contribute positively to the company's management.

Finally, there is the "transformational" management style. In this managerial culture, the manager is truly convinced that "laissez-faire" is as risky as imposing the "One Best Way". Therefore, he focuses on providing his employees with a work environment that will allow them to bring their own solutions to the table, thereby involving them fully in the company's management.

In this work environment, the manager essentially plays the role of facilitator. His constant concern is to transform employees into real agents of change who will collectively support the development of the company and ensure its success.

The characteristics of this work environment may vary between companies. But it is important to find the following features:

  • Change and crisis management
  • Valuing the diversity of human capital
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Culture of informal dispute resolution