Decision making is a task which needs utmost balance on the part of the leader. One sided decisions when team input is necessary or resources going into a lot of group decision making process when the decision itself is not so crucial can turn out to be big result influencing part of the outcomes of a leadership experience. Leadership demands a lot of adaptability where the style of leadership to be followed, a complete leader driven or group driven is to chosen based on the type of decision to be taken and the situation in which the decision is to be taken. Leadership is the process whereby one person influences others to work towards a goal.(1) The following are lot of leadership models that are currently in practice that assist a leader take decisions. •
Fiedler’s Contingency model.
Hersey and Blanchard Situational model.
House’s Path-Goal Model.
Vroom-Jago Leadership Model.
Vroom Jago leadership model is of Interest to us right now. Vroom Jago leadership model uses decision trees and tradeoffs for a arriving at a set of branched decisions. The Vroom Jago leadership model relates leadership behavior and participation to decision making. The model makes the leader pose him/her a series of questions to which yes or no would be the answer. After a series of questions about the decision to be taken and the situation at hand, the leader arrives at a conclusion where as to take a decision all by himself/herself or to involve the group and if it involves the group, to what extent. The Vroom Jago leadership model has a pre defined set of decision styles the leader can wish to adapt. •
Autocratic I (A1). The leader takes a decision completely at his discretion without the knowledge or consent of the team members in this style of leadership. This style of decision making is possible only in cases where there is not a lot at stake with the out come of this decision, when the employees’ decision is not exactly crucial for the outcome of...
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