2.3 Leadership and management (Function of management (setting objectives…
2.3 Leadership and management
Function of management
setting objectives and planning
organizing resources to meet the objectives
directing and motivating staff
controlling and measuring performance against targets
Mintzberg's management roles
interpersonal roles : dealing and motivating staff
informational roles : acting as a sources,receiver and transmitter
decisional roles: taking decision and allocating resources
differences between management and leadership
Leardership : is about aligning people to the vision of the business
is a set of process that keep an organisation functioning.
Autocratic leader makes all the decisions and doesn’t give responsibility to anyone else.
Tells subordinates what to do (doesn’t have managers do it)
Good when decisions need to made quickly, or critical decisions have to be made
Leaders treat employees as if they were family members by guiding them through consultation process and acting in the best interest of subordinates.
Build trust with teams/exceptional organizational skills
Negative paternalistic style - when leader perceives workers as less than capable so leads by guidance and control. (Acting like a father in old days - man of the house)
Positive paternalistic style - when leader perceives workers as highly capable so nurtures and develops workers. Positive role model
Involves employees in decision-making process
Consult staff and consider their views before making any final decision.
Bring out better morale and job satisfaction as employees are able to express their views and have some input into decision-making
Sharing ideas → improved decisions
Laissez-faire : a leadership style that leaves much of the business decision-making to the workforce
Situational : effective leadership varies with the task in hand situational leader