Followers are a vital part of organisations, they are people who support a leader
or manager, and the ideas and principles they espouse. They often believe in the
cause, vision, or the organisational goal, and are clear on their
responsibilities to help achieve that goal.
A great leader can motivate followers to believe in something greater than them
individually, as followers are attracted to a purpose and vision that is greater
than themselves. They will listen, comply, and not only legitimize a leader and
his success, but also have the courage to challenge the leader when needed. Never
underestimate their impact on the policies and workplace environment.
They prefer to be led and have others make the decisions and take responsibility,
however, they can be the most loyal and dedicated of employees.