Types of Organizations and Leadership Styles

5738 Words Nov 10th, 2010 23 Pages
Types of Organizations and leadership styles
Hypothesis: different types of organizations perform better with leadership styles tailored to that industry or type of organization.
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When researching the different styles of leadership, one question that likely comes to mind is the relationship of the leadership style to the performance of the organization. Organizations in the same industry can have vast differences based upon their corporate culture. The corporate culture itself can promote an environment of one style of leadership over the other. Also, there are styles such as coaching that overlap onto other leadership styles. We will explore the
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Motivating people is not an easy task especially when it comes to routine work, yet leaders are up for the challenge and possess a certain enthusiastic charisma that exudes onto everyone. Leaders have a greater tendency to see people as assets, thus putting more value on them and treating them as the crucial components that they are to the organization. This type of organization can be referred to as a high performance organization (HPO), an organization that views and treats people as the assets that they are. These types of organizations are more successful and grow as an organization, for they put value into their most important resource, people. Viewing people as assets is essential to an organization’s degree of success. This sort of behavior exudes onto the employees and they feel more valuable, which improves overall morale and in turn helps productivity. “In short, managers have subordinates, while leaders have followers, “(Jacobs, 62). Power, authority, and formal decision making are all correlated with management. Managers are much more focused on production and meeting the bottom line, yet leaders are more concerned with the people in the organization and the overall moral. End of the quarter deadlines, fiscal year review, and profits for the year are all directly fixed associations with managers,
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