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
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.
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.
Tags : Management Concepts & Organisational Behaviour - Leadership
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