Table of Contents
2.0 Company overview.
3.0 Various leadership styles and approaches.
3.1 Leadership styles.
3.2 Leadership styles practices in Sainsbury’s.
3.3 Leadership approaches/theories.
3.3 Leaderships approaches/theories practices in Sainsbury’s.
4.0 Organizational culture and diversity policies.
4.1 Organisational culture and its practices in Sainsbury’s.
4.2 Workplace diversity and its practices in Sainsbury’s.
Leadership is a very significant skill of an employer or employee within an organization having persuasion power, and who paves the path for his followers (Bratton). The followers react as same the leader’s absence as the leader’s presence. And the leadership within an organization requires a feedback loop of the performances by the workers to constantly think about what he had to do and what he has done by questioning himself (Kinley and Ben-Hur, 2019). The leaders are the decision-makers of the company and influence the followers greatly. Business success depends much on the proper engagement of the leaders to their employees and the goals of the business. Firstly, this report aims to discuss various leadership styles and approaches and applications in Sainsbury’s. Secondly, the report leadership approaches/ theories and applications in Sainsbury’s. Thirdly, this paper outlines organizational culture and diversity policies and Sainsbury’s contexts. And finally, the report explains workplace diversity and its practices in Sainsbury’s.
2.0 Company overview
J Sainsbury plc which trading name is Sainsbury’s— is the second-largest superstore chain in the UK. The company was founded in 1869, by John James Sainsbury starting a shop in Drury Lane, London and now the company is business with over 116,400 employees which relentlessly contribute to the company’s growth and development. The company has a diverse business chain with various multi-channel business companies that encourage business segmentation and internationalization. The company along with Home Retail Group, Argos, Habitat, and Nectar operate their business worldwide. Sainsbury’s now operate their business through 608 Supermarkets and 820 convenience shop, and their bank and energy. The company earned profits of 239 million GBP by 2019 and a 15.3% market share. The company serves its customers with healthy food, stylish homewares, quality clothes, the latest technology, online services, and home delivery foods (SAINSBURY’S, 2020). Martin Scicluna— chairman and Simon Roberts— Chief Executive Officer play vitally important roles in the development and promotion of Sainsbury’s.
3.0 Various leadership styles and approaches
3.1 Leadership styles
According to Murphy (2019), a leadership style refers to the process of implementing plans, providing direction, and motivating people by leader within an organization. There are several types of leadership styles described as below:
In accordance with Murphy (2019), the most illustrative phrases to express autocratic leadership style are ‘Do as I say which means that the leader is the supreme decision-maker in this style. This model is very effective where the manager, as well as leader crucial decisions, need to be made rapidly, and he has the most knowledge about the condition, or when he is dealing with untested and new team associates and there’s not enough time to wait.
This style is different from the autocratic style best expressed by the phrases ‘what do you think’ to the team members. In this style, the leaders share information with workers about anything that relates to their work responsibilities (Martinuzzi, 2020).
The laissez-faire leadership style works depending on the best performances by the employees and the leaders play roles in monitoring and takings feedback loops (Martinuzzi, 2020). This leadership style is beneficial to give people chances to spread their arms where need direction.
Transactional leadership is very effective by motivating and making the employees assets for the company where their leaders promote obedience by them through both punishments and rewards (Murphy, 2019).
Transformational leadership is one of the best styles where a leader performs with teams to find needed change, creating a goal to guide the change through executing and inspiring the change in a cycle with devoted members of a group (Murphy, 2019).
3.2 Leadership styles practices in Sainsbury’s
Various authors have suggested identifying many diverse leadership styles as shown by leaders in the business, political, or other fields. The leaders within Sainsbury’s seek workers’ opinions before permitting a final decision or making the crucial decision for the strategic plans of the company as an example of using a democratic leadership style (Murphy, 2019). Democratic style of leadership is used by the company wants their employees to opine and decision making for the strategic plans for the business. Besides, Sainsbury’s use various leadership styles where needs typical styles including autocratic leadership, transformational leadership, democratic leadership, charismatic leadership, liaises-faire leadership etc. In need of the superstore, Sainsbury’s one store operates with 20 staffs require autocratic leadership style where the manager needs to take decision himself immediately services to the customers…………………..