The Participative or Democratic Leader


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When is the participative/democratic leadership style ineffective in the workplace?

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1. When is the participative/democratic leadership style considered effective?

2. Employees under a participative/democratic leadership tend to have a high level of _____ and _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of democratic leader characteristics. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes determining when the participative style is effective and knowing the term for a leader who includes subordinates in the decision making process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Gauging the effectiveness of the participative/democratic style
  • Employees in a participative/democratic environment
  • Another term for participative leaders
  • Type of leader who promotes employee innovation and participation in projects

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of democratic leaders
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as effective and ineffective participative/democratic styles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding employee traits in a participative/democratic environment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about participative leaders

Additional Learning

To learn more about creating a positive work environment, review the accompanying lesson called The Participative or Democratic Leader. This lesson will enable you to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Define what a participative leader is and identify another term they are known as
  • Explain expectations of a participative leader in a work environment
  • Relate the role of employees in a participative work setting
  • Know at least two drawbacks of a participative/democratic relationship between leaders and their subordinates
  • Tell when the participative leadership style is best