Fiedler’s LPC Theory explains that the style of leadership that is best depends upon the situation. The favorableness of the situation is based on the leader-member relations, the task structure, and the power of the leader. Situations that are favorable or unfavorable benefit from a task leader. Situations that are moderately favorable benefit from a relationship-oriented leader. Although different variables can result in either a favorable, moderately, favorable, or unfavorable situation, ultimately it is the situation that determines which type of leadership style is best.

 Use your knowledge of Vroom’s Decision Tree to answer the question.

According to Vroom’s Decision Tree model, which of the five styles leaves the ultimate decision to the group, rather than the leader?

Facilitate

Decide

Consult group

Consult individually