The Normative Decision Making Theory Of Participation Essay

2043 Words Oct 10th, 2016 9 Pages
Throughout chapter three of “Understanding Behaviors for Effective Leadership” there are five contingency models for leadership described. While these five models are all effective in their own ways, only one is the most useful to me as a leader. Taking into consideration my personality and leadership qualities, the Normative Decision-Making Theory of Participation would be the most useful to me.
The Normative Decision-Making Theory of Participation was originally created by Vroom and Yetton and later revised by Vroom and Jago. This model “involves the degree of participation that followers should be allowed in different decision making situations.” Essentially, it creates a flow chart which a leader can use to match situational characteristics to the best possible decision-making style. The current model has five decision-making styles which each have varying degrees of follower participation. These decision-making styles are decide, consult individually, consult group, facilitate, and delegate.
Decision-Making Styles The first decision-making style is decide. This is the most expedient style as the leader makes decisions based on his or her particular expertise, experience, and information. This style may still include limited discussion with others however, the overall weight of the decision rests with the leader. An example is a fire team lead making the decision to move his team from one location to another in order to gain a tactical advantage on the…

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