Contingency Theory of Leadership
|Description of work environment | | | |Due to my strong background in it, I have chosen to describe a hypothetical retail | | |store environment. The employees would be responsible for running the store | | |including receiving, stocking, sales, customer service, and cashiers. | | | | | | |
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 | | | | |For a directive approach, I would start each employee’s first day with a |For the supportive approach, I would try to be friendly with my employees. I | |company orientation explaining directly to the employees what their jobs |would get to know them, ask what goals they have for themselves, and treat them| |included and what was expected of them. Also, I would break down for them what |as equals by offering them an outlet for company suggestions. | |their schedule would look like, when they were expected to take breaks, and |...