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Contingency Theory of Leadership
|Description of work environment | | | |Working on a construction crew can be a rough atmosphere. To accomplish things the | | |crew needs to work together and have good communication. Not just within the crew | | |but between the crew and the crew leader, and also between the crew leader and the | | |supervisor. Without open lines of communication, devoid of fear of reprisals, the | | |job site productivity can suffer. Productivity can go down without open lines of | | |communication and if productivity goes down too much there is a good chance of | | |losing the job altogether. | | | |
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 | |The crew lead meets the crew as we show up for work on Monday. He|The crew lead meets us at the job site but tells us to get back | |walks us through the job site and shows us the work area and the |in our cars; he is taking us out for breakfast. When we get to | |fabrication shop. He shows us the material shed where all of the |the restaurant he gives us a book of...
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