The management and leadership style is a vital element of any company or organization as it defines the relationship between top management and workers. Autarchic management style has been adopted in ZARA (Gill, 2014). In autarchic style of management, the manager plays the decisive role. Staff is obliged to share daily report with the manager. Autarchic management ensures, to a great extent, an error free outcome as debugging system is operational at every stage of task (Qinghua, 2008). ZARA adopts autarchic system and let manager take decision on his own and convey it to the staff who follow the steps of task defined by manager.
The present leader of ZARA is Amancio Ortego. Amancio Ortego is a very humble and friendly person by nature who values the opinion of staff in the procedure of decision making (Buck, 2014). Thus it can be said that management style of ZARA is leadership one but not traditional leadership where employees are not valued. Instead, organizational culture of ZARA is employee-centered. Manager has authority of making decision, setting rules and steps to complete a task. But the manager does this with consultation of employees. Staff is considered as most important resource in the organizational culture of ZARA.