This study focused on management style as a correlate of job performance of employees of selected Nigerian brewing industries. The study made use of two brewing industries in Oyo and Osun States of Nigeria. A sample of 200 employees was selected from the two industries. Two instruments were used to generate data for the study namely Supervisory Behaviour Descriptive Questionnaire (SBDQ) and Role-Based Performance Scale (RBPS). The results of the study indicated that there was a relationship between management styles and job performance. Also, employees were found to be more responsive to the autocratic management style due to the nature of the work in the industries. The study recommended that the manager should ensure that work is designed in a way that improves employees’ feeling of satisfaction and commitment to the work which will impact on how well they perform on their jobs and that an assessment of the type of management style employed can assist in determining the basis for a successful and effective performance in terms of specific programs and projects.
Key words: Management styles, job performance, brewing, relationship.