Leadership and Decision-Making [Paperback]

Victor H. Vroom (Author); Philip W. Yetton (Author)

ISBN: 9780822952657 | Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press | Year of Publication: 1976 | Language: English 248p, H230 x W150 (mm)

Leadership and Decision-Making


It has become a truism that \u201cleadership depends upon the situation,\u201d but few behavioral scientists have attempted to go beyond that statement to examine the specific ways in which leaders should and do vary their behavior with situational demands. Vroom and Yetton select a critical aspect of leadership style-the extent to which the leader encourages the participation of his subordinates in decision-making. They describe a normative model which shows the specific leadership style called for in different classes of situations. The model is expressed in terms of a \u201cdecision tree\u201d and requires the leader to analyze the dimensions of the particular problem or decision with which he is confronted in order to determine how much and in what way to share his decision-making power with his subordinates.Other chapters discuss how leaders behave in different situations. They look at differences in leadership styles, and what situations induce people to display autocratic or participative behavior.

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