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Participative Leadership;
A style of leadership in which the leader involves one or more employees in determining what to do and how to do it. The leader maintains final decision making authority.;
Partnership;
A partnership is a business association of two or more people who have formally agreed to work together, each contributing skills, labour, and resources to the venture in return for an agreed share of the profits.;
Path-goal theory;
A leadership theory that says it's the leader's job to assist his or her followers in attaining their goals and to provide the direction or support needed to ensure that their goals are compatible with the overall objectives of the group or organization.;
Performance Efficiency;
A ratio (percentage) of the actual output of a person as compared to the desired or planned output.;
Performance Rating;
Observation of a person's performance to rate productivity in terms of the performance standard.;
Performance Standard;
A criterion or benchmark against which actual performance is measured.;
Plan-do-check-action (PDCA);
Sometimes referred to as the Shewhart Cycle, for the inventor - Walter A. Shewhart. A four step process for quality improvement: Plan - A plan to effect improvement is developed. Do - The plan is carried out, first, on a small scale if possible. Check - The effects of the plan are observed. Action - The results are studied and observed to determine what was learned and what can be predicted.;
Planning;
A course of action for oneself and others to accomplish goals; establishing priorities and planning appropriate allocation of time and resources and proper assignment of people to achieve feasible, acceptable, and suitable goals.;
Position power;
One of Fiedler's situational contingencies that described the degree of influence a leader had over power-based activities such as hiring, firing, discipline, promotions, and salary increases.;
Process Improvement;
Activities designed to identify and eliminate causes of poor quality, process variation, and non-value added activities.;
Productivity;
An overall measure of the ability to produce a product or service. It is the actual output of production compared to the actual input of resources.;
Program;
A significant long-term activity, as opposed to a project. Normally defined as a line item in the organization's budget.;
Project;
An endeavor with a specific objective to be met within a prescribed time and dollar limitation.;