Mary Parker Follett: People-Oriented, Group-Network Management


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Mary Parker Follett's concept of management and the idea of employees working together to make decisions is known today as _____ leadership.

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1. When there is positive collaboration between employees who are socially attracted to one another, who have shared goals and a unique identity that set them apart from others, it is called _____.

2. Which of these is NOT a result of successful group interaction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mary Parker Follett was a social worker who helped develop new management styles. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of Mary Parker Follett's impact on management. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the characteristics of participative leadership as well as knowing what people-orientation involves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will help you review:

  • Characteristics of participative leadership
  • What people-orientation involves
  • Results of group interaction
  • Definition of group networking
  • The name of the approach that involves employees

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of participative leadership and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the results of group interaction
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as group networking and a people-oriented approach

Additional Learning

You should also read the related lesson to learn more about these effective management styles. The lesson is called Mary Parker Follett: People-Oriented, Group-Network Management. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand who Mary Parker Follett was
  • Identify how participative leadership evolved from her ideas
  • Explain what having a people-oriented approach means
  • Describe how each group in a business can contribute to the overall goal
  • Appreciate the similarities between people-orientation and group network management