hsa 501 week 2 discussion
Leadership styles refer to the way a leader manages and directs his/her organization. Leadership styles can influence organizational design, because leaders shape the structure of the organization by developing clear goals and assigning tasks for employees. An effective leader should be able to adjust their leadership style depending on the situation, as different situations may require different approaches in order to foster employee engagement and meet organizational objectives.
Organizational design is how an organization is structured into teams, departments, roles and processes with consideration towards workflow, communication pathways, decision-making hierarchies and reporting structures. It affects how employees interact and work together to achieve common goals.
Organizational designs should match up with leadership styles so leaders are able to align their teams’ actions with their desired outcomes. For instance if there is an autocratic leadership style in place, then employees need clear directives written down on a formal document such as a company policy or procedure manual which cannot be easily changed or modified by any individual other than top management; whereas if there is more of a consensual corporate culture where ideas from all levels of staff are encouraged then it would make sense for leaders to have open forum meetings or brainstorming sessions that will give everyone an opportunity to voice their opinion before any decisions are made. By matching up leadership styles with appropriate organizational designs, managers can ensure that employees understand what is expected of them and help organizations work more efficiently—whether they focus on profits or social goals overall.