'Autocratic style of leadership is appropriate where subordinates are uneducated’. In the light of this statement, give some advantages of autocratic style of leadership.
Yes, autocratic style of leadership is appropriate, where the subordinates are uneducated because here the leader gives orders which are to be obeyed.
Advantages of autocratic style of leadership are:
(i) Autocratic style permits quick decision-making.
(ii) It provides strong concentrated powers to leader.
(iii) This style may yield positive results when great speed is required.
Well, in an ideal world where we assume that the autocratic leaders are fair, the masses won’t be manipulated by politicians and as the quote goes, not every uneducated fool will have a right to say something, or at least their say won’t be as equal as an educated person. I have to agree with Prasanna as well, it does impose quick decision-making and yield positive results when great speed is required.
Autocratic leadership never proved to be functional, unfortunately.
I personally like Democracy because of the freedom of speech and travel. Even though there can be times when democracy needs to be converted into autocratic leadership