This type of leader makes all decisions and asks members only to be obedient in following orders. He will give detailed instructions and closely supervise subordinates.
Time is not wasted consulting with others to reach a decision.
Workers must comply with directives given by the leader and therefore the organization will not benefit from workers initiative and innovative ideas
A democratic leader allows the participation of subordinates in decision making. The leader asks for progress reports at intervals instead of continuous close supervision.
Discussion between management and workers leads an improved relationship.
The variety of opinions to consider may slow down the decision making process.
This type of leader will give minimum directives and allow maximum freedom for workers to make decisions about completing their tasks.
The firm will benefit from the initiative and innovation of workers.
It may lead to chaos in the organization. This type of style can only be used with persons that are very self- motivated and disciplined.