Management Styles: Authoritarian and Delegative—Training Point Issues in Management #2 (Enhanced DVD)
According to Lewin et al., authoritative leaders establish clear expectation for what needs to be done, the deadline for the assignment, and the structure of how it should be completed. There is a clear boundary between the leader and the employees. On the other hand, delegative leaders often allow the employees to make decisions; however, the leader is responsible for all decisions made. The leader offers little to no guidance while decisions are being made. At times, this type of leadership style leads to ineffective work quality due to poorly defined roles and expectations.
Regardless of the style and the various personal characteristics of leaders, both of them need to motivate followers. They inspire workers to move toward the goals that the leader has set, bring them together for that work, engender trust in leadership, and empower workers to act.
Management Styles: Authoritarian and Delegative—Training Point Issues in Management #2