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Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies Leadership Styles (Unit 2 – Human Resources)
Starter • What makes a good leader? Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies List the characteristics of a good leader (Use the pen tool to write your ideas in the box below)
Leadership Styles • Leaders can adopt different leadership “STYLES”. Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies • These different leadership styles have different effects on workers and if a manager adopts a SUITABLE leadership style it can really motivate staff to work hard! • There a number of different leadership styles, and in GCSE Business Studies we need to know about – AUTOCRATIC leaders and – DEMOCRATIC leaders
Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies Leadership Style 1 – “AUTOCRATIC” • You MUST do as they say. • They believe they know best. • They make it clear to staff/ workers exactly what needs to be done. • They do not give workers chance to make suggestions. ?
Leadership Style 2 – “DEMOCRATIC” • This style of leader believes decision making can be better if it is SHARED. ? • They want to be seen as “fair”. Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies • They actively ask worker for ideas and suggestions. • They believe in allowing workers and staff to develop by involving them in decisions about how to improve the business.
– AUTOCRATIC LEADERSHIP IS LIKE THIS Pupil Notes Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies (Make a note of each characteristic in each box using the pen tool…. ) ?
– DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP IS LIKE THIS Pupil Notes Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies (Make a note of each characteristic in each box using the pen tool…. ) ?
Match these advantages and disadvantages to the AUTOCRATIC LEADERSHIP style (Click and drag a note of each characteristic to a box)…. Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies Advantages Workers may feel secure because they just do as they are told – they don’t need to think for themselves! Could be demotivating because workers are not given chance to express their ideas. Disadvantages Gets things done quickly. Allows fast decision making. Might be good in crisis or emergency situations. Could lead to staff wanting to leave the company if they feel they can’t make suggestions. Staff might feel they “do not matter” and are unimportant.
Match these advantages and disadvantages to the DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP style (Click and drag a note of each characteristic to a box…. ) Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies Advantages Disadvantages Workers may feel more motivated as they can see THEIR ideas being used in the business! Decision making will take longer. Could be demotivating if the leader / manager takes credit for the workers’ ideas. Not so suitable in crisis or emergency situations. Staff may feel they are being “put upon” – if their boss is being PAID more money to be the manager or leader, LET THEM come up with the ideas if they are SO clever!
Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies Matching Leadership Styles to Different Types of Business …. Democratic Autocratic ? Drag and drop the examples below into the circles denoting the leadership styles Senior Partner in a GP’s Practice Detective Inspector in the Police Head of Faculty in School Manager of a Hair Salon Managing Director of a medium sized company with 30 workers The Prime Minister at a Cabinet Meeting A General in the British Army Office Manager in the Human Resources Dept
Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies The Effects of Different Leadership Styles on how MOTIVATED staff feel • I am the Office Manager in the Human Resources Department at a large company in town. • There are 30 staff in our department, 25 of these have children of school age. • There have been problems with staff all wanting to book holiday during the July and August period BUT that will leave the business without enough staff to operate the department properly (the business can only have 6 people out at any one time). • I have decided to call a staff meeting and I have this suggestion for staff: • They can EITHER agree at the meeting who has what dates … OR • They can put in their holiday requests and people will get allocated dates on a first come first served basis. What leadership style do I have? How motivated would you feel if you worked for me and why might you feel like this?
Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies The Effects of Different Leadership Styles on how MOTIVATED staff feel • I am DCI Hunt of the Drugs Squad. This morning we are going to do a dawn raid of the home of a well known local drugs dealer. • The armed police will go in first, as it is likely the offender will be armed. Along with the armed police, Frankie and Dylan the sniffer dogs will go in to the house in order to locate all the drugs. • You lot will then follow me in to the house WHEN I GIVE THE ORDER. • Make sure you ALL have your safety equipment on and meet back here, ready to go at 5 am sharp. • Any questions? What leadership style do I have? How motivated would you feel if you worked for me and why might you feel like this?
Conclusions …. We’ve seen different styles of leadership: Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies • Would you say there is a “right” and a “wrong” way to lead people? • Explain your ideas…
Written Task. Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies Jamie is a newly promoted manager in a shoe shop that seems to get lots of customers popping in and looking around, but they don’t spend very much. He has 4 shop assistants working for him. He decides to approach them for their ideas on HOW they could improve the sales of shoes. Q. NAME and OUTLINE the features of Jamie’s leadership style. EXPLAIN the advantages and disadvantages of his leadership style and JUSTIFY whether or not you think his leadership style will work successfully. Mark scheme R.
Leadership Styles GCSE Business Studies Mark Scheme Level 2 Answers… Level 3 Answers. . a) Have you used full sentences? b) Do you know the key terms and what you are writing about? c) Are the answers FULLY explained? d) Have you made a BASIC judgement at the end? e) Have you made a judgement, supporting/ explaining it briefly? f) Have you made a judgment and supported it fully with up to two good reasons?