September 10, 2016

Leadership style vs productivity

Managers employ diversified styles to motivate the employees to produce to their utmost. An autocratic manager is one who scarcely seeks input from his employees to make decisions. This style of management can have an advantage in a fast-paced work environment in which quick decisions are needed to be made for daily routine tasks. Under this management style, managers tend to motivate their employees by establishing confidence in the manager’s ability to make accurate and productive decisions. Employees are comfortable with the manager’s knowledge on the industry and the company processes, and employees are motivated by their
manager’s ability to keep their department or factory focused upon achievement of company goals.
Different from the autocratic leaders, the democratic leaders allow their employees to be involved in the decision-making process. They scarcely make important decisions without seeking the agreement of their employees. Their method of motivating their employees is inclusion—making the staff participate in the decision-making process that keeps the department running smoothly. Employees take an emotional interest in the success of their department because they can contribute towards formulation  of departmental policies and process.
There are also those managers who sit back and just permit their employees to make the decisions affecting the daily routine tasks. This type of management is most effective with proactive and highly trained staff. These quiet leaders motivate their teams by playing the role of a resource person who provide information as and where necessary. They allow their employees to dictate their own success. If an employee’s production begins to decline, the quiet leader will offer a developmental programme to help get the employee back on track.
And what is more, there is another style of leadership known as the transformational leadership. Under this style of leadership, a leader is a charismatic manager who opines that he has a vision for the future of the company that will bring success to all staff. Leaders or managers of this type motivate their staff by making effort to get the employees enthusiastically on board with their ideas for the future and then continually uses the vision of a more brilliant future as an incentive or motivation for their employees to be more productive. The transformational leader formulates a comprehensive plan for success that he delivers to employees and explains how each employee will have a role in the success of the business firm. In a nutshell, the organizational productivity is influenced by the style of leadership.


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