Management Styles in Prison Paper

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Management Styles in PrisonNameClassDateProfessorManagement Styles in Prison The warden and assistant wardens of a medium to large close-security prison are responsible for ensuring the prisons runs smoothly and take active steps to ensure the safety of the staff as well as the prison inmates. A prison works like a small town and requires strong leadership and effective management to ensure that any challenges that surface can be effectively managed. In the prison environment the management is responsible for the prison staff but is also responsible for the care of hundreds if not thousands of prison inmates. The different management styles that can be employed include authoritarian, democratic, and laissez-faire. In this prison the management is experiencing problems with inmates complaining about the type and quality of food they are receiving and the inability of the kitchen to meet the dietary needs of prisoners on restricted diets as well as prisoners are complaining about inadequate medical care. When challenges surface in the prison it is the responsibility of the management to find the most effective means in which to address these challenges. The type of management style that is employed will directly impacts the type of solution that is developed to address the prisoner's complaints. The authoritarian management style is most appropriate and widely used in the prison environment. The authoritarian management style is a style

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