This type of leader makes all the decisions and gives orders to the workers. There is very little communication with the workers because they told everything they have to do from above. If the leader is giving the right orders it can work well, but it can also be de-motivating for the workers who have no say in what they are doing, for example, ship captains because there orders must be obeyed by the crew. Democratic Leaders This type of leader shares some of the decisions making with the workers, but still makes most of the decisions. They will consult with the workers before making a decision. After a decision has been made they convince and persuade the workers that it is the right decision instead of giving direct orders and then the workers have ownership of the decision as well.
This motivates the workers as they are involved in the process, but it takes a long time. Consultative A manager or leader who asks for the opinion of their subordinate staff but will ultimately makes the decisions themselves (or give instructions based on their own ideas). Laissez- Faire (do your own thing) This type of leader allows the workers to make most of the decisions themselves. It can encourage the workers to think more and try to help solve problems because they are involved. It can, however, also make the workers feel that no one is in charge, and that there is no charge, and that there is no sense of direction in the company, i.e. teacher’s style of teaching.
Methods of Production Businesses use research to determine the best methods of production for their type of business, and monitor these production methods closely for any changes, which could be made to improve efficiency. Businesses that depend on each other for supplies and orders can be tied even more closely together by their production methods. Some vital information is: The differences between job, batch and flow production methods.
The advantages and disadvantages of different methods of production. Most businesses use a mix of production methods but classifying them separately helps to identify the main features and advantages of each. Job Production: The production of a unique item from start to finish, e.g. a house extension, a ship or a road bridge, in response to an individual order.