Leadership Styles

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Leadership Styles
1 Autocratic
1.1 Characteristics
1.1.1 Leader makes decisions without reference to anyone else
1.1.1.1 Allocates tasks and expects obedience
1.1.2 High degree of dependancy
1.1.3 Close supervision of employees
1.1.4 One way communication
1.1.5 Can create alienation
1.1.6 Armed forces, police
1.2 Advantages
1.2.1 Fewer mistakes
1.2.2 Managers always know what everyone's doing
1.3 Disadvantages
1.3.1 Demotivation - high turnover of staff
1.3.2 Chaos when managers aren't in
1.3.3 Senior managers are over-worked
2 Democratic
2.1 Characteristics
2.1.1 Leader discusses with employes and involves them in decisions
2.1.2 Acts on advice and explains reasons for decisions
2.1.3 Leader still makes final decision
2.1.4 Consultive - involves employees
2.1.4.1 Persuasive - persuades other that your decision is right
2.1.5 THEORY Y
2.1.6 Project based/shops
2.2 Advantages
2.2.1 Motivation
2.2.2 More job satisfaction
2.3 Disadvantages
2.3.1 Loosing control
2.3.2 Excellent communication is needed
2.3.3 Highly skilled workforce is needed
2.3.4 Takes time for decision
3 Bureaucratic
3.1 Characteristics
3.1.1 Focus on developing the specializing of the job
3.1.2 Relies on formal procedures
3.1.3 Complicated delegation system through clear hierachy
3.1.4 Employees are allowed to use their own direction but within the clearly defined delegation limits
3.1.5 Public sector - teachers
3.2 Advantages
3.2.1 Little bit more motivated
3.2.2 Job roles clearly defined
3.2.3 Feel secure in their roles
3.3 Disadvantages
3.3.1 Loads of paper work
3.3.2 Discourages innovation and change
4 Laissez-faire
4.1 Characteristics
4.1.1 Leadership responsibilities are shared
4.1.2 Leader has minimal input
4.1.3 Highly independant workforce
4.1.4 Flatter hierachy structure
4.1.5 Advertising and magazines
4.2 Advantages
4.2.1 Staff feel trusted
4.2.2 Motivation
4.3 Disadvantages
4.3.1 Lack of direction
4.3.2 Relies on good teamwork
4.3.3 Relies on good interpersonal relations
4.3.4 Time consuming

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