Unit 3 - Mgmt Skills - Leading - Coggle Diagram
Unit 3 - Mgmt Skills - Leading
Leading is the ability to influence staff to follow strategies that meet the company's aims, by directing and delegating.
Styles of management
leaders encourage employees to participate in decision-making in the business and to delegate power and responsibility where necessary. The democratic leader has ultimate authority and responsibility but values employees suggestions.
Helps create a bond between managers and staff. Employees feel more motivated as a result. Work is delegated.
Suitable in most businesses wherein teamwork is important. e.g. office environment / Google
leaders give their staff general tasks and assignments and allow the employees to achieve these however they feel works best. They trust employees to make decisions that will benefit the business. They facilitate work rather than supervise it. This gives managers time to prioritise other tasks.
Suitable with very skilled & highly trusted workers. e.g. IT departments
leadership is a management style where the
manager makes all business decisions without input from employees.
They do not like sharing authority with employees and often rule through fear.
-Employees are motivated by threats such as pay cuts or job loss. -Staff do not feel trusted. -Used when facing crisis or low job attachment. -Employees are rarely consulted, work is not delegated.
Suitable in crisis situations / when employee motivation/ skills is low e.g. part time student workers in retail
Factors to consider when choosing style
** Comes up a lot - need to be able to apply examples
Type of employee / job attachment
Complexity of the task
Delegation involves the assignment of authority/power to another person to complete a task. It is generally assigned from a manager to a subordinate.
Increased promotion opportunities
Possible increased job satisfaction
Increased employee motivation