The manager needs to be aware of the pressures which exist and
strongly influence the behaviour of workers. To achieve this leisure
centre manager must assess the current situation through effective
formal or informal.
Managers regardless of the organisational environment within they
operate spend much of their time working with and through others to
realise specific goals. Success therefore depends on their ability to
influence people in four specific groups, sub-ordinates; colleague,
superiors and external contacts to do willingly those things that
achieve targets. This will require co-operation and commitment by all
involved the required manager must be able to put across their ideas
and have them accepted by others.
There way which managers have them accepted vary in relation to the
manager’s style and the goals and expectations of those involved? He
may have to compel them, manipulate and influence. Or more
appropriately by informing and enlightening them, by making them
aware of the needs and agreeing the options available and gaining
consensus as to the most appropriate solution.
“Leadership style is the way in which the functions of leadership are
carried out, the way in which the manager typically behaves towards
the members of the group”.
L J Mullins Origination behaviour prentice hall 2002.
Within the leisure centre environment the first indication of the
leadership style that is adopted is reflected in Belbins
identification of the solo leader and the team leaders because of the
nature of the service provided by the leisure centre and the
responsibilities to customers and funders the manager expresses a
degree of respect and trust in sub-ordinates. Recognising the
individual skills and strengths of others with a range of
appropriately developed delegation levels. This involves different
areas within the leisure centre from handling of chemicals, health and
safety in the pool, first aid, cash handling etc.
This indicates that not only has a team approach been developed by the
manager by also a situational approach utilising a variety of people
with different personalities from different backgrounds in different
The motivating activities of any manager are essentially practical in
their intent. In setting plans and then executing them, managers have
to gain the commitment of their employees. This is primarily a
question of leadership or style of management.
To ensure that any business is going in the direction required by
internal and external customers all employees must feel part of the
process. To motivate them effectively to perform to their optimum
ability or hinder them from doing so. There are a number of key
characteristics in relation to the worker rather than the work that
exists in every organisational environment regardless of the central
function being a leisure centre, a law practice or an engineering