According to the path–goal theory, the best leadership style for this situation is the participative style. The group you are supervising is working on complex tasks. They are experienced and have high ability, but they receive few rewards for their efforts.

Using your knowledge of the LPC Theory, answer the question.

Which variable is the most influential in identifying which type of leader, task or relationship, is most appropriate for the situation?

The favorableness of the situation

Position power

Leader-member relations

Task structure