Discuss about the Communication and Leadership Styles.
Effective communication is the vital tool for any ownership business. The communication patterns and the style of leadership vary with different types of ownership structure. According to Hackman and Johnson (2013), the structure of the ownership is summarizing the framework of the firm and provides guidelines to manage business operations. During the managing activities, small business owners are generally responsible for establishing the organizational structure which is usually an extended version of personality of owners, the style of the management and other attributes. In this circumstance, the communication and leadership plays a vital role for developing the organizational culture within the business enterprise. Building upon the insights, the organization often development the model of leadership that is called “organizational conversation” (Men 2014). It has been addressed by many literatures that an effective communicational leader gives the direction to promote values, accountability and strategic alignments. It has been further addresses that a clear organizational conversation can contribute to building supportive ownership culture feelings of unity by transforming values and norms in messages.
This has been observed from the recent times, that smart leaders engage with employees can develop a strong command over the subordinates. Moreover, “leaders initially practices and foster cultural norms that instill a conventional sensibility within the organization and increases its effectiveness” (Hackman and Johnson 2013). For instance, leadership influences others to understand and agree about what needs to be done and how to do it, and the process of facilitating collective and individual efforts to accomplish shared objectives, at the time of developing organizational structure by owners (Moore 2016). Communication, in this context, plays a significant role to accomplish shared objectives by following the transactional process that allows a constant cycle of information which helps building relationships with the employees (Scott 2015). Therefore, once a firm is able to define communication and leadership, it can begin for advance to the structure of the organization.
In this research study the influences of communication and leadership styles has been assessed on the basis of different form of ownership. In the partnership business, decisions need to be taken after convincing the others and thus, shared communication culture has significantly plays a large role for the growth of the organization. On the contrary, leaders of bureaucratic tend to maintain strict communication by checking to make sure that every part of the message and the methods of delivery provided by the company. In the broad sense, this leadership style can hamper communication and prevent staffs from getting instructions and information they require to do their jobs. In other words a sense of shared communication culture can accelerate the organizational productivity. As per the above discussion, a democratic leader does not feel threatened when gets the instructions from the followers, but instead accepts the contribution to help improve the quality of decision making. By the following transformational or demographic style of leadership communication, the owners can decentralize the company’s mission and vision by establishing a two –way internal communication that openly flows between the follows and leaders.
Hackman, M.Z. and Johnson, C.E., 2013. Leadership and Communication.
Men, L.R., 2014. Why leadership matters to internal communication: Linking transformational leadership, symmetrical communication, and employee outcomes. Journal of Public Relations Research, 26(3), pp.256-279.
Moore, A.M., 2016. Communication and Leadership Styles Utilized by Mill Managers Compared to Front Line Leaders (Doctoral dissertation, GONZAGA UNIVERSITY).
Scott, C., 2015. Transformational leadership and communication satisfaction: A correlational study in a federal procurement office (Doctoral dissertation, University of phoenix).