Leadership Styles And Corporate Culture

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For a long time, leadership styles have had a huge effect on small, medium and large organisations and ultimately they form the corporate culture which influences the company as a whole as well as its performances. Predominantly, Leadership styles are made up of five cultural styles set out as below;
• Autocratic
• Democratic
• Laissez-faire
• Transformational
• Transactional

In the conditions and circumstances of running a start-up, leadership style will influence corporate culture, motivate or de-motivate employees, and increase or decrease power of influence. It is important to make use of a leadership style that is consistent with the goals and activities of your company. Each organisation has its own specific way to reach out and motivate
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This type of style emphasises the management to offer guidance to their teams and at the same time listen to the ideas and input from their staff and employees. Democratic leaders tend to promote a constructive, positive and motivating corporate culture, allowing employees to perform at their highest levels of capability. These companies emphasise reward over punishment, they value teamwork, and they encourage collective decision-making. The only time when this leadership style could break down is when the group could face a set of unique and complex decisions and when the ability of the organisation needs to adapt and change due to rapidly changing market …show more content…
Motivation theories can be classed as intrinsic (desire to perform tasks to give themselves personal reward and better themselves) or extrinsic (when a person performs a task to earn rewards or avoid punishment). In Abraham Maslow’ theory, he believed that the needs of a person or individual, could be expressed as if that person was in a hierarchy of needs and that these needs were physiological. He was adamant and stated that unless an individual had water, food, shelter, air, etc, it would be pointless to try and motivate that individual any further. So the same applies in the workplace as well, where if the employee is not comfortable within their work environment (not clean work areas) then it would be pointless to try and motivate the employee to higher levels within the workplace or

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