Also known as democratic leadership, participant leadership is the most common form of leaders practiced in corporate and political arena. Participant leadership model favors decision making in a team. In this model, the leader of his team discusses his opinion and makes a decision later. Compared with the automated leadership model, this model makes sense of team members to be heard and encourages team members to participate, as the name is. It is important to keep in mind that in this style leadership the decision is still made by leaders, only based on opinions and views from the team as a whole.
Participation leadership is a good part of all decision making. It makes the team decide on the matter together. Often the leader will look for the team's opinion and possibly encourage discussion and discussion to stimulate the team's thinking process. Thus, each member of the team will think that their opinions are heard and even if their views are not approved, they know it was for a reason and not just forgotten or brushed away. This, according to Patrick Lecioni in his book, Five Dysfunctions of Team, is important in obtaining purchases, as failure would result in a team becoming inactive.
Type of decision-making of participants is known as the consultation and decision-making method. In his book, The First 90 Days, Michael Watkins explained that the consultation and decision-making approach has essentially a reflection on the group and the decision made by leaders. This is in contrast to both the search of ideas and the decision made by leaders. The team also participated in directing the decision by participating in discussions.
However, the leader may fail if the team becomes reliably cheap. For example, if a team that determines the appearance of a physical product sold consists primarily of new members, the quality of discussion and discussion in connection with the final decision were reasonable and possibly even irrelevant, because deciding how the product should be will not be well thought out. Clearly, the prerequisite for successful participation in leadership is to have a team with sufficient experience and skills in their work.
Participation leadership is particularly popular in companies in the world where decisions made often have consequences in many areas and would require entry and expertise of various professionals. In addition, the frequency of events often does not allow freedom leadership, as the leader allows the team to achieve solidarity with a luxurious time.