Passive (or laissez-faire) leadership is based on trust and delegation, allowing
employees to work at their own pace with flexibility and responsibility, this
style is ideal for a self-motivated team.
The leader is available to his team if necessary, but avoids taking primary
responsibility. They can fail to make important decisions and have difficulties
in managing conflicts, instead of allowing employees to self-rule and be
This leadership style can be useful for a research laboratory where individuals
are highly skilled, experienced, educated and are expected to take on more