Contingency Theory of Leadership
|Description of work environment |I have hired a gay man to do dishes. He is a trustworthy man from all of the phone |
| |references and past employers, but most of my employees have a problem with gay men,|
| |never the less I would love to have him as a employee because he would do him job |
| |correctly and I would love to give him a chance to move up in my business when |
| |another job description opens. |
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In the table below, categorize different leadership approaches that could be used in the work environment you have described. Provide different suggestions for each of the four approaches to leadership.
|Directive approach |Supportive approach |
|I provided guidance for all of my employees as how to best deal |I understood that there were some mixed feelings with my |
|with the situation of feeling uncomfortable with a gay man |employees because the man that I was hiring was a gay man and |
|employee. I talked to all of them and said there will be not |wanted all of my employees to feel comfortable and wanted them to|
|unwanted comments in the work place. I provided all employees |know there was no reason to... [continues]
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