Essay on Path Goal Theory
House's (1971) Path-Goal Theory was developed to provide ways in which leaders can encourage and support their followers in achieving the goals they have been set by making a clear and easy path. According to House and Mitchell (1974) leaders can: 1) clarify the path so followers know the way to go, 2) help remove roadblocks, and 3) increase rewards along the path.
Vroom and Yetton (1973) defined five different decision procedures and the situational factors that influence a leaders decision making strategy. Two are autocratic (A1 and A2), two are consultative (C1 and C2) and one is Group based (G2). • A1: Leader takes known information and then decides alone. • A2: Leader gets …show more content…
2.2.1. Path–goal leadership
Initially derived from expectancy motivation theory (Vroom, 1964), the path–goal theory of leadership attempts to explain how leaders can extrinsically and/or intrinsically motivate followers to simultaneously attain personal and organizational goals by achieving fit or congruence between the characteristics of subordinates and the task (Evans, 1970; House &
Mitchell, 1974). Leaders can increase follower