Leadership - Business - AS 1

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  • Created on: 23-04-19 01:40

Management

  • Vision & confidence & communication
  • Effective & get best out of staff ( more productive & less absenteeism )
  • Maximise productivity & sales

Authoritarian                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                     Democratic

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                                                                    Paternalistic

                                                                   Laissez Faire

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Authoritatian

NO EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT - CANT MAKE DECISIONS - INFORMED ABOUT DECISIONS

ONE WAY COMMUNICATION

NO FEEDBACK WANTED & ORDERS GIVEN

+ve

  • Good for quick decisions
  • Reward employees for good behavior
  • Authority clear

-ve

  • Lower development & promotion chances
  • Demotivate
  • Resistant work force
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Democratic

LISTEN TO IDEAS - WORKERS INVOLVED - INCOURAGE CONTRIBUTING

ALL ABOUT EMPLOYEES - TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION 

DELEGATION = SHARE OWNERSHIP OF TASKS

+ve

  • ^ decision quality
  • motivate
  • new ideas

-ve

  • longer = consulting
  • lose management control
  • unsuitable for large groups ( more people consulted )
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Paternalistic

SUPPORT EMPLOYEES - INTERESTED IN STAFF ( benefits & flexible hours )

EMPLOYEES CONSULTED - MANAGERS MAKE FINAL DECISION 

+ve

  • Motivate
  • Focus
  • Appreciated consultation

-ve

  • slow decision making
  • managers make final decision
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Laissez Faire

MANAGERS TELL NEEDS - DELEGATE - EMPLOYEES MAKE OWN DECISION

LITTLE GUIDANCE + LOW SUPERVISION 

+ve

  • Motivated
  • Managers free
  • Trust

-ve

  • No pressure - lack responsibility
  • Unproductive
  • Managers - still responsible
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Factors affecting style

Contingency = leadership not predefined - can change

  • Group size
  • Group personality
  • Time available
  • Risk willing to take

Employees want to show initiative + take responsibility 

Improve productivity & less absenteeism

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