Case Study: The Vroom And Jago Model

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A6 – Leadership Models The Vroom and Jago Model consists of seven questions leaders must ask themselves to determine the most effective method for making a decision or leading a group. The answers provided create a decision tree that links one question to another until a conclusion is reached. At the end of this process, the leader will know whether the present situation should be decided upon autocratically, consultatively, or collaboratively. Autocratic decisions are made by the leader, who then informs the group of his or her decision (WK 6, L2). However, the outcome of the decision tree will specify the type of autocratic method the leader should use, Autocratic 1 (AI) or Autocratic 2 (AII). (WK 6, L2) A decision made using the AI…show more content…
The original model displayed four styles of leadership that were arranged on a grid according to how each style measured in terms of "relationship behavior" (x axis) and "task behavior" (y axis). (B 25) These four styles were labeled as, S1: Telling, S2: Selling, S3: Participating, and S4: Delegating (B 25). Although many found this model to be effective, others found terms utilized by the authors to be confusing. Therefore, Hersey and Blanchard introduced the SLII model to offer clarity and understanding to managers looking to employ the situational leadership model within their…show more content…
(WK 6, L2) The answers to these questions help leaders determine the written policies and procedures, rewards and penalties, technology, and physical layout of the organization (WK 6, L2). In regard to the first two elements, leaders must remember that structure trumps strategy (WK 6, L2). Finally, in assessing the people of the organization, leaders must ask themselves (1) who are our people, and (2) how do we train them? (WK 6, L2) The answers to these questions help leaders determine the organization 's culture, influence structures, training and socialization, and society (WK 6, L2). In regard to the last two elements, leaders must remember that people trump structure (WK 6,

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