Definition: Democratic Leadership [ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk ˈlidərˌʃɪp] is characterized by the distribution of power and authority among all the team. In a democratically-managed team, leadership functions are divided between employees and a leader, who is often seen as the most authoritative member of the team. Such an organization promotes bilateral interaction between the team and its leaders. The large decentralization of power means the greater influence of staff on policy development, decision-making and the use of control systems.
Democratic Leadership In a Sentence:
A manager who uses a democratic style aspires to solve as many issues as possible, collectively, systematically inform subordinates about the state of affairs in the team, and respond appropriately to criticism.
Studies have not given grounds to argue that the best method of leadership is the democratic style.
Synonyms and related words: joint efforts, collective work, adequate management