Leadership Style that Promote Group Communication
A leadership style that is open and encourages creativity, innovation, a free flow of ideas, and information encourages and improves overall group communications.
The participative leadership style ranks among the best leadership style that promotes group communications. Participative leaders facilitate sharing of information and ideas and the leader considers all inputs from the group members before making a decision. Similarly, the democratic style of leadership encourages team members to indulge in open discussions before the leader guides the decision making process.
Visionary leaders thrive on communications. Such leaders work by motivating people toward a shared vision, and the motivation comes by communicating with the team members.
Another leadership style that promotes group communication includes transformational leadership style. The success of transformational leaders depends on creating a shared vision between the individual and the organization through the effective communication of the organizational vision and ways to achieve the vision. This communication has to appeal to the team members to motivate and rally them, and earn their enthusiasm.
The relationship of leadership style and communication extend to the structure of communication within the group. Democratic, participative, and transformational leadership styles encourage a decentralized structure of communications where each team member communicates to everyone else frequently. Such leadership styles promote group discussions. Other leaders such as coaching leaders who hold long conversations with employees to make them realize their strengths and weaknesses, and affiliate leaders who try to become friends with the team members, promote a centralized communication style where the team members communicate more with the leader rather than among team members. Such leadership styles promote one-to-one meetings.
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