Leadership can be illustrated as a mechanic doing work using a toolbox. Each job requires different tools, and usually the tools are not interchangeable. Just like leadership, one style works best for one group of people, whereas another leadership style works best for another. The key is for the manager to know which leadership style to use at the time. In this essay, the objective is using two different leadership styles in managing the stress level at the workplace.
As a manager, it is important to recognize the source of stress. According to Nelson and Quick, the source of stress comes from work and non-work demands (p.107). A lack of managing stress can hinder the employees’ job ...view middle of the document...
One of the reducing stress programs will be conducting a weekly co-ed sports league such as basketball, volleyball, and dodge ball. In the following email, the leader may communicate the information using this example:
From: Manager, XYZ Corps.
Date: February 18, 2014
Subject: Weekly Sports League
To all employees,
It has come to my attention that some of you suffer from stress due to lack of physical exercise. I want to make sure we create a stress-free and fun work environment. Therefore, I would like to suggest we start a weekly co-ed sports league starting next month. The options are basketball, volleyball, or dodge ball league. I would encourage everyone to write down the preferred sports league you will enjoy participating. You can simply reply to this email and stating the type of sports.
Thank you for your valuable time and I am looking forward hearing from all of you.
In this email, the manager encourages the employees to voice their opinions. By suggesting a weekly sports league, this event can be utilized to improve the employees’ teamwork skills. Meanwhile, it also helps reduce stress.
Second, Authoritarian leadership is also known as “military” style...