Importance Of Leader And Subordinate Relationship

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Running head: THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADER AND SUBORDINATE RELATIONSHIP THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADER AND SUBORDINATE RELATIONSHIP 2 The Importance of Leader and Subordinate Relationship Juan Rodriguez MGMT 496 April 20.2017 Theoretical Framework This chapter explains the theories that are behind the hypotheses. Theories explain why the independent variable leads to the dependent variable in each of the hypotheses. You should find a theory or theories that explain each of your hypotheses. (Often one theory will apply to all hypotheses and you do not need to repeat the same information for each hypothesis.) LMX Leader Exchange theory first appeared in the 1970’s and its focus is the member subordinate relationships. This can…show more content…
Leaders and organizations have vested interests in the performance of their subordinates and will employ means suitable to getting them to achieve a task, i.e., enmbracinng a role expectation scenario. Leaders will, by various means, come to identify and use whatever methods necessary to get their subordinates to fit and perform within their roles. The challenge that leaders have is that they will usually have a number of subordinates under their supervision at a time which can be challenging in terms of getting them all to perform as expected. Formal and standard operating procedures call for a relative form of oppression ranging from simple directives to reprimands and threats of termination to get employees to do their work. However the LMX identifies that subordinates are much more motivated to accomplish these roles with interpersonal exchanges between the leader and the aforementioned employee. LMX Implications to Organizational Members Theoretically, then, the LMX model is about operationalizing as many variables as possible in the role-making approach. As such role-development will inevitably lead to differentiated and varied leader-member exchanges. Leaders must strive to maximize this differentiation within the time constraints that apply to organizational environments versus work efficacy
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