Importance of leadership in labor oriented organization
“Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal” Northouse's, (2007). A leader should poses the following qualities; Ability to inspire others, understand human behavior, willingness to communicate honestly, takes risk, tolerate criticisms, can compromise, inspire through example among others. A leader is important in initiating action. A leader is a person who starts the work by communicating the policies and plans to the subordinates from were the work actually starts. A leader motivates the employees with economic and non-economic rewards and thereby gets the work from the subordinates. By employee motivation, managers increase productive behaviors, such as arriving on time and putting in extra effort. It also enables managers to decrease disruptive behaviors such as tardiness, theft and loafing. A leader has to not only supervise but also play a guiding role for the subordinates. Guidance here means instructing the subordinates the way they have to perform their work effectively and efficiently. He/she should create confidence which is an important factor which can be achieved through expressing the work efforts to the subordinates explaining them clearly their role and giving them guidelines to archive the goals effectively. It is also important to hear the employees with regards to their complaints and problems. A leader should aid in building morale. Morale denotes willing cooperation of the employees towards their work and getting them into confidence and winning their trust. A leader can be a morale booster by achieving full cooperation so that they perform with the best of their abilities as they work to achieve goal. Management is getting things done from people. An efficient work environment helps in sound and stable growth. Therefore, human relations should be kept into mind by a leader. He should have personal contact with the employees...
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