5 main Disadvantages of Autocratic or dictatorial leadership are as follows:

a) One way communication without feedback leads to misunderstanding, and communications breakdown.

b) An autocratic leader makes his own decisions which can be very dangerous in this age of technological and sociological complexity.

c) It fails to develop the worker’s commitment to the objectives of the organisation.


d) It creates problems both with employee morale and production in the long-run; due to their resentment.

e) It is unsuitable when the workforce is knowledgeable about their jobs and the job calls for team work and cooperative spirit.