Hersey-Blanchard Model Case Study

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The Hersey-Blanchard model is based on the characteristics of followers to decide how to be an effective leader. You decide which leadership style to use based on the readiness of your followers. In this situation, Kevin is using entrusting style. The entrusting style is based on low relationship and low task behavior. He is concluding that his employees are in the very high readiness category. We conclude that this is an entrusting style due to the idea that Kevin left his employees alone to discuss the two issues of vacation schedules and production standards. Considering that he left the employees alone to discuss the issues shows that he believes his employees are of the very high readiness category. Due to the comment of Kevin needing …show more content…
Kevin should use the supporting style for future situations similar to the one presented in this passage. Kevin should call another meeting and facilitate this time. He should bring up the vacation schedules again and come up with a solution to the problem.
The Vroom-Jago contingency model is based upon participation of the leader. The leader faces a problem deciding on what to do about vacation schedules and productivity standards and then he or she decides how to solve the problem (an employee meeting where they discuss the issues). The leadership style used by Kevin is to delegate. The reason this falls into the delegate category as opposed to the facilitate category is because Kevin made a point to not be present during the discussion. It appears that in the past, Kevin used the leadership style of decide or consult individually. It seems that he normally made all the decisions on his own. He could have also consulted with some employees individually, but most likely not as a group. He seems to be inexperienced on how to approach the employees having a discussion as a group. Answering the

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