The unit manager believes that each member of the care team should have input regarding unit goals and problem solving techniques. The manager is concerned for each individual member and serves primarily as a resource person for the unit. The unit nurse understands that this style of leadership is which of the following?
In the democratic form of management, the manager is concerned for each individual member and serves primarily as a resource person for the unit. The manager encourages all members of the care team to participate in setting unit goals and developing problem-solving techniques. In autocratic management, the leader is strongly focused and maintains full control over all decisions. Individuals are told what to do and are not asked for input or problem-solving strategies. The situational leader responds to current circumstances and uses a mix of the above styles as he or she sees fit. The laissez-faire form of management is very laid back; the manager has a passive approach and the group makes decisions with little direction from the manager.