Laissez-Faire Leadership

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Laissez-Faire Leadership

A management style in which the manager provides little or no oversight to employees. The manager may be available to answer questions, but, in general, lets the employees perform their work. Laissez-faire leadership works best with employees who are highly competent and/or experienced.
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On the other hand, 670 teachers (74.0% M= 3.8329, SD=.4685) agreed that their principals are practicing democratic leadership style in their colleges, whereas only 38 teachers (4.2%, M=2.9678, SD=.5466) agreed that their principals are practicing laissez faire leadership style.
Results of the study show that the Autocratic leadership style has the least positive correlation (r=.068, n=905) with Job Satisfaction of teachers while, the Democratic leadership style has weak positive correlation (r=.227, n=905) with Job Satisfaction, on the other hand Laissez faire leadership style has negative correlation (r= -.043, n=905) with job satisfaction of teachers.
It is clear from the above table and graphs that with respect to gender there is a relatively higher trend towards Transformational leadership style as compared to Transactional leadership style and Laissez Faire leadership. So overall females scored higher on transformational leadership style as compared to their male counterparts.
In addition findings through regression analysis revealed that dominant transformational leadership style of supervisors correlated positively with outcomes of effectiveness, extra effort and satisfaction in comparison to Transactional and Laissez faire leadership styles.
So many parameters were used to identify whether the organization follow laissez faire leadership. 75% leaders are in the opinion that members should be left to work of their own in the complex situations.
These leadership styles, which center around McGregor's Theory 'X and Y' assumptions, are democratic, autocratic, dictatorial and laissez faire leadership styles.
C- Laissez faire leadership style affects strategy implementation.
The three popular styles of leadership including autocratic leadership style, democratic leadership style and Laissez faire leadership style have been observed and their relationship is explored with organizational citizenship behaviour in three major telecom companies of Pakistan.
The Laissez Faire leadership style was first identified in a major study conducted by Lewin, Lippitt, and White in 1938.
Although Parry and Proctor-Thompson (2002) already had demonstrated the relationship between transformational, transactional and Laissez Faire leadership style and integrity, they did not establish any findings about which of the styles are more or less related to integrity.
The present study was carried out to examine the role of various individual and organizational factors in leadership styles including transformational, transactional, and laissez faire leadership style.
The Laissez Faire Leadership Style: Leaders totally trust their employees/team to perform the job themselves.