The Vroom Jago Contingency Model

863 Words May 8th, 2015 4 Pages
As a leader of people within an organization, it is normal to see a variety of personalities within the workplace. The leader may come into situations where different approaches may be necessary to achieve wanted results from subordinates. This is where the Vroom-Jago contingency model “focuses specifically on varying degrees of participative leadership and how each level of participation influences the quality and accountability of decisions” (Daft, p. 81) Within this model, there are five levels, or styles, of subordinate participation which will be discussed as well as when it would be best for the leader to use each style. When it comes time for the leader to make a decision on which style to use will be based upon the situation in which a leader finds him or herself in that will help to identify which approach to take to achieve the best outcome.
The Vroom-Jago contingency model is defined as “a contingency model that focuses on varying degrees of participative leadership, and how each level of participation influences quality and accountability of decisions” (p. 81). When the leader is faced with a problem that needs a solution, using this model will address three major components when one of the five styles is used; leader participation styles, set of diagnostic questions with which to analyze a decision situation, and a series of decision rules. Going into the five styles of this model, a leader can choose:
“The leader making the decision alone (Decide); presenting…
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