我相信，在管理我的活动团队时，我会采取家长式作风或民主的领导风格。当我们实行民主的领导方式时，当他们的决定被考虑的时候，员工更有动力去工作。员工们感到高兴，因为他们的意见也被保留。在家长式的领导风格中，经理认为员工应该是他或她自己的春天，并善待他们。在这种领导风格中，实际的决策是由经理来决定的，但是员工的意见是被考虑的(蒙大拿& Charnov 2000年)。员工们或多或少喜欢这两种方法。
What leadership approach would you take to managing your event team?
I believe that I would have taken Paternalistic or Democratic Style of Leadership in managing my event team. When we carry out democratic style of leadership then employees are more motivated to work as their decision is taken into consideration. Employees feel happy as their opinions are also kept in regard. In the Paternalistic style of leadership, manager perceives employees as to be his or her own off spring and treat them so. In this style of leadership, the actual decision is taken by the manager but employees opinions are taken into regard (Montana & Charnov, 2000). Employees more or less enjoy both approaches.
Is it a different approach needed for managing paid staff and volunteer staff, Explain?
In managing the volunteer staff a more relaxed approach is practiced as compared to managing paid staff. Paid staff, as the name indicates, is paid for its good or bad services. Obviously if the management is paying such staff so rules and regulations for them won’t be that relaxed. Volunteer staff however is working with their own consent and for free; therefore they are not put into as much pressure as the paid staff is. Moreover, much more is expected from paid staff than the volunteer staff. They are expected to follow strict deadlines and give the best of their work which is not necessary but not mandatory for volunteer staff.
Explain one way in which you would energize your staff or celebrate success?
Success is to be celebrated; a little pat on the back is good for employee to feel happy with work. Whenever an employee does well, a “Best Employee of the Month” is good for employees. But monetary compensation is a mandatory factor for all employees, which is why with the awards; a bonus has to be given to this employee so that he or she does not only feel happy and contended, but also satisfied and motivated. In today’s world, it is not easy to make ends meet (Hitt, Black& Porter, 2005).