It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
― Nelson Mandela
― Nelson Mandela
Leadership is a very important aspect that is prominent in our professional life. If a team is led by an effective good leader, they are more likely to perform well as per the expectations of the project.
On the other hand, if the leader is a person who just issues orders and commands the tasks to be done, the team is demotivated and does tend to perform less than they actually can. The working and managing style of a leader plays a very important part in making the leadership role effective.
There are various managers who adopt different leadership styles and methods for employee and process management. Each leadership style has its own methods, behavior, effects, and aspects. Participative leadership is a very significant leadership style that is most beneficial to employees and managers alike.
What is Participative Leadership Style?
As the name suggests, this leadership style relates to a method of having things done by involving team members in goal-setting and decision-making.
There are many apparent and proven advantages of participative leadership. A very important advantage is that employees and team members are motivated to work, because they realize that the management is ready to consider their suggestions and viewpoints.
And if there is such employee motivation, the team members happen to work more effectively than expected. This eventually has a good effect on the company's revenue.
Thirdly, as more than one mind is working on goal-setting and decision-making, there is an all-round analysis of the possibilities of failures. Therefore, the manager can majorly rule out any errors and possibilities of failures in the project. You can say that there is a broader assessment of the situation which is to be worked upon.
Participative leadership surely increases employee satisfaction, reduces the workload of managers, and creates better teamwork; with all this eventually contributing to good work on the project.