Consider the role of a manager in your social care organisation. Describe one area where you’ve demonstrated leadership skills and one where you’ve demonstrated management skills. Give reasons for your choice of style.
|Area of responsibility||Reasons for choice|
|Leadership||Exploring ways to help a client lose weight in collaboration with the client and team. Ideas were discussed in a team meeting.||Democratic – everyone involved discussed ideas and decided the way forward. This meant that staff and the client had ownership of the ideas and would be more likely to follow through with the plan.|
|Management||Telling a member of staff they are not allowed to use Facebook on their phone whilst at work as part of their Supervision.||Autocratic – this is company policy and non-negotiable. I had already spoken to the member of staff about this in an informal setting but they continued to do so, so was forced to bring this up formally and in writing.|