This style lays between a strict style of managing and a relaxed style. The authoritative style is characterized as “firm but fair.” Employees receive direction from the manager and are expected to complete the tasks.
The manager should have a clear vision of their expectations but should be open to compromising if the situation warrants compromise. Employees should be open to fair criticism that is only there to help them better themselves on the job.
The key is that the manager must believe in the vision and mission of the company. If they don’t believe in the vision of the company, employees won’t follow suite. This will lead to unmotivated employees who hate their job.