Advantages of Participative Leadership
Participative leadership encourages everyone on the team to become leaders as well. This leadership style has the ability to groom future leaders that may move on to become leaders or a part of the management team within the organization. Participative leadership encourages employees to express their creative thoughts and ideas which could be beneficial to the organization. This style also helps managers discover talents and skills of employees that may otherwise would have not been apparent. It also helps management to determine what type of training should be provided to hone skills that an organization could benefit from in the future. This style also allows leaders to have two-way communication with their employees. They have the ability to take and give feedback freely. Employees will be more committed to projects in which they were involved in the decision-making process ("Wisegeek; Clear Answers For Common Questions", 2003-2012).