Hey John, thanks for agreeing to meet with me. Im having a bit of a problem understanding what Transactional Leadership is.
I am happy to help! Okay so, transactional leadership focuses on motivating employees through a system that implements rewards and punishment.
Yes, exactly. In some cases the leader may be more active and in some cases they may be more passive. Active management sources look for any deviations from the plan so that they can make changes accordingly.
Okay so that makes sense, like if I complete my task on time maybe ill get the chance to work on a bigger project and if not then I could possibly not "move up" and stay in the same position as now?
And what do the passive managers do?
They tend to only get involved when certain standards are not met. Sometimes they use punishment when they find something is unacceptable.
Exactly, they want the employees to be the ones who take action and leadership on their own projects without getting involved. It allows them to learn more and grow.
So they use a system that encourages the people to work well and hard without making them feel like they are being pressured into something ?
In the end, the work gets done.
Yes, and it allows them to work more efficiently as a team.
Thanks for all your help John!
No problem, glad I could clear things up for you !