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Malcolm Rowe Dr. K MGT June 10, 2013 Paternalistic Leadership Style What is paternalistic? In paternalistic leadership practice, “managers give more attention to the social needs and views of their worker. Managers are interested in how happy workers feel and in many ways they act as a father figure. They consult employees over issues and listen to their feedback or opinions. The managers will however make actual decisions as they believe the staff still need direction and this way it is still somewhat of an autocratic approach. The style is closely linked with Mayo’s Human Relation view of motivation and also the social needs of Maslow” . Webster define paternalism as “a system under which an authority undertakes to supply needs or regulate conduct of those under its control in maters affecting them as individuals as well as in their relationships to authority and to each other”(Webster). In addition, there are several advantages and disadvantages when a manager is practicing or has that paternalistic leadership style within them. Some advantages are more two-way
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