- Leader makes decisions without reference to anyone else.
- High degree of dependency on the leader
- Can create de-motivation and alienation of staff.
- May be valuable in some types of business where decisions need to be made quicklyy and decisively or where working with large amount of unskilled workers
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- Encourages decision making from different perspectives.
- Consultative- process of consultation before decisions are made.
- Persuasive- leader takes decision and seeks to persuade others that decision correct.
- Help motivation and involvement of staff
- Workers feel ownership of the firm and the ideas
- Improves the sharing of ideas/ experiences within business
- Delay decision making
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- 'Let it be' - leadership responsibilities are shared by all
- Can be very useful in business where creative ideas are needed
- Can be highly motivational as people have control over their working life
- Can make co-ordination and decision making time consuming and lacking overall direction
- Relies on good team work and interpersonal relations
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- Leader acts as 'father figure'
- support staff
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