Management Concepts & Organisational Behaviour - Leadership

Choice of Leadership Style

   Posted On :  18.05.2018 08:08 am

We have observed that different management experts have suggested different styles and there is no unanimity among them as to which is the most suitable for an enterprise.

Choice of Leadership Style
 
We have observed that different management experts have suggested different styles and there is no unanimity among them as to which is the most suitable for an enterprise. For example Rensis Likert suggested democratic leadership. As different leadership styles have their merits and demerits, it is difficult to prefer one leadership style to another. The selection of a leadership style will depend on the consideration of a number of factors. According to Tannenbaum and Schmidt, the important factors that affect the choice of a style of leadership are as follows:
 
Forces in the Manager : These include manager’s personality, experience, and value system, his confidence in subordinates, leadership inclination, feeling of security in an uncertain situation, etc.
 
Forces in the Subordinates : These include readiness of subordinates to assume responsibility for making decisions, need of subordinates for independence, interest in the problem at hand, knowledge to deal with the problem, etc.

 

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