Leadership

Comparison of Authoritarian, Democratic and Laissez-faire Leadership

Type of leadership in which the final decision always rests with the leader; employees are subject to the decisions it makes. Here is a comparison of Authoritarian, Democratic and Laissez-faire Leadership:

 Authoritarian leadershipDemocratic leadership Laissez-faire leadership
DefinitionType of leadership in which the final decision always rests with the leader; employees are subject to the decisions it makes.Type of leadership in which decisions are made as a team with the preeminence of the manager in order to stimulate discussion and reflection in the group.A type of leadership in which the leader lets the members of his group make the decisions for themselves. It encourages creativity and group solidarity.
Advantages1. Fast;
2. Effective.
1. Motivating;
2. Engage in participation;
3. Develop collective creativity,
4. Improves innovation.
1. Efficient and profitable in certain situations;
2. Motivation and employee investment;
3. Develops autonomy, creativity, innovation and responsibility.
Disadvantages1. Not very motivating;
2. Not very creative;
3. Is not rewarding for the employee;
4. Many concepts and ideas lost.
1. Inappropriate in times of crisis;
2. Takes time.
1. Little cause stress for the employee in relation to his responsibilities;
2. Few generate false ideas about the leader (relinquishes his responsibilities);
3. Takes time.

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