Management and leadership.

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What roles do managers play in a business?
They set objectives, analyse data, make decisions, review decisions, appraise employee strengths and weaknesses.
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What is a leader?
Someone who motivates people and inspires them carry out business objectives.
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What is a manager?
Someone who tells people what to do and organises resources to carry out business objectives.
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What are the main leadership styles?
Authoritarian, paternalistic, democratic, Laissez-faire.
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What is a authoritarian leadership?
The leader makes decisions on their own. They identify objectives and say how they will be achieved. Useful for an unskilled workforce and crisis management. Requires supervision and monitoring, and can demotivate able workers.
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What is a paternalistic leadership?
A softer form of authoritarian leadership. The leader consults workers before decisions and persuades them that the decisions are in their interest. They think that being involved and caring about human relations is a positive motivator.
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What is a democratic leadership?
Encourages the workforce to participate in decision making. Leaders discuss issues, delegate, and listen to advice. Suitable for a skilled workforce, can improve motivation.
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What is a laissez-faire leadership?
A weak style of leadership. Leaders may offer coaching or support but rarely interfere with the running of the business. Appropriate for a small, highly skilled and able team.
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What are the internal factors affecting leadership style?
The amount of urgent tasks, size and skill of the workforce.
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What are the external factors affecting leadership style?
recession need an authoritarian leader, whilst growing economy suits a democratic leadership to take time to communicate, increased competition needs democratic because employees need a leader who can motivate them to adapt to change or expansion.
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In the Blake Mouton Grid, what is an improverished style?
Low concern for workforce, low concern for production, low levels of motivation, low productivity, failing product quality.
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What is a produce or perish style?
Authoritarian style, focus on production, neglects workers, demotivated workforce, high absenteeism, high staff turnover.
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What is a country club style?
Over concern for worker welfare, happy but not very productive workforce, doesn't motivate workers to increase output.
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What is a middle of the road style?
Average concern for worker needs, average focus on production, mediocre results.
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What is a team leader style?
Ideal leadership style, high concern for workers welfare, high concern for production, happy and motivated staff, often uses non-financial methods of motivation.
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