A TEST OF THE LEADERSHIP CONTINGENCY MODEL IN THREE ORGANIZATIONS.
ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA GROUP EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH LAB
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This study tested Fiedlers leadership theory, the Contingency Model in three business and industrial organizations. The samples included research chemists, shop craftsmen, super market meat and grocery departments, and production foremen. The model successfully predicted performance for both interacting high member task interdependence and co-acting low member task interpendence groups in the sampled organizations. These results indicate the models apparent applicability to industrial organizations and its implications for managerial selection, placement, and training, as well as organizational modification to fit a managers leadership style.