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Activity 4 "Make a comparison between two (or more) different contingency theories. What are their strengths and weaknesses”? Contingency Theory vs situational leadership theory 1. CONTINGENCY THEORY: It’s a leader-match theory(Fiedler & chemers,1974), which tries to match leaders to appropriate sitautions. So this theory basically concentrates on the effectiveness of the leader and a trait measure called the least preffered coworker (LPC) score. The relationship between leader and coworker will determine that is the leader is more task oriented or relationship oriented. Task-motivated (LOW LPCs) : In this leadership style, leader is more concerned with accomplishment of goal. Relationship-motivated(HIGH LPCs): leaders are concerned with developing the interpersonal relations with coworkers LPC SCALE High LPCs= Relationship-motivated Low LPCs= Task-motivated According to LPC model when the situation is worse or extremely favorable than LOW LPCs leaders are more effective wherseas in intermediate situations, leaders with high LPCs will be more effective. So its clear that both High LPCS and low LPCS leaders are equally effective, not one is better than other, it depends only on situation which is more favorable for which type of leader.
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