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Fiedler's contingency theory Fred E. Fiedler's contingency theory centers on the belief that there is no best way for managers to  lead. Different situations create different leadership style requirements for managers. The style that  works in one environment may not work in another. Fiedler looked at three elements that dictate a leader's situational control. These elements are: Task structure.  Is the job highly structured, fairly unstructured, or somewhere in  between? The spelling out in detail (favorable) of what is required of subordinates affects  task structure.  Leader/member relations.  This element applies to the amount of loyalty,  dependability, and support that a leader receives from his or her employees. In a favorable 
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Unformatted text preview: relationship, a manager has a highly formed task structure and is able to reward and/or punish employees without any problems. In an unfavorable relationship, the task structure is usually poorly formed, and the leader possesses limited authority. • Positioning power. Positioning power measures the amount of power or authority a manager perceives the organization has given him or her for the purpose of directing, rewarding, and punishing subordinates. Positioning powers of managers depends on the taking away (favorable) or increasing (unfavorable) of the decision-making power of employees....
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