Advantages and disadvantages of autocratic leadership

By: Nauka Shah

This leadership model is very few employees to work well can be difficult, and for others, it is the only way for them to do their best can be. Therefore, there is leadership within an organization using this method are some advantages and disadvantages.


According to the autocratic leadership style Zine money, “was the first time in 1938, Lewin, Lippitt, and White led by the democratic and laissez-faire leadership styles autocratic leadership style sometimes referred to as directive leadership style is described ..” Highlights include the owner views the rules, there is limited staff input, and working methods are defined owner. There is very little flexibility to make decisions and have strict rules to allow full control of the company leaders were adamant. This form of control or authority can be seen as a dictatorship. This type of leader force, manipulation or coercion to use is likely to achieve company objectives. The idea is that employees are not be trusted, only controlled.


Military and other urgent circumstances, people prefer the ability to do further can be said. According to Zine money, “indeed, some subordinates in times of stress or emergency actually prefer an autocratic style is – can they really do prefer to be called – the autocratic leadership style to summarize. very effective when the time is stressful… “On a less serious note, an autocratic leader Martha Stewart, who has succeeded him in many ways, is considered. For example, to effectively control its employees has created a competitive advantage by. The fact is, lengthy argument has no place in many work environments, the lead frame as the argument. This allows the employee to work, and that work. There is very little thinking involved, and it can be mundane. Therefore, it means that the owner of their operations and employees to become proficient enough to help the company grow.


According to Money Zine, “an autocratic leader’s communication style is usually described as a way they tell you exactly what they want done.” It can be frustrating because your boss just told you when you made a mistake, and can provide very little will praise can be. In addition, any new ideas that can generate a company full of zombies. The autocratic style can create an atmosphere of fear and resentment. Furthermore, there is high turnover and absenteeism, which ultimately can hinder progress.

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In consequence, lead management system the system that employees that push back on the rest of the owners may be more pressure. Lack of harmony in the workplace can go faster down a slippery slope. Theft and other issues may arise due to lack of work satisfaction. Smart Entrepreneurs, “It is a less than desirable when it comes to building trust relationships and make friends in this system, a person or workers control over all of the followers is.” Making friends is an important part of life, and if it, it can create a miserable atmosphere is destroyed. A little autonomy and a limited social appeal to retain good workers can make a difference. Moreover, the lack of shared responsibility between employee’s creative ideas that can eventually make the company more competitive can stifle.


Pros and Cons of autocratic leadership are evident for some situations. For example, in an emergency need for a strong leader to keep order. However, in less stressful situations, the best results before proceeding to debate an issue could be better. Autocratic leaders may not be good at communication, but they are sometimes the best idea. On the other hand, authoritarian leaders must take full responsibility for the consequences. The last part, does not usually feel unhappy and undervalued, and it leaves many employees. Therefore, professional environment and more equal relationship should change the dynamic.


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