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Contingency Theory

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    • Contingency Theory
    • “The Contingency Theory is a theory of leadership that assumes the degree of success of any leader is contingent on the situational demands as to whether the leader should have a task or employee focus and the amount of influence and control the leader has over the situation.”
      -Contemporary Communication Theory
    • That means…
      &
      Leaders have to focus on either accomplishing tasks or working with their employees
      the more control of a situation a leader has, the more they can accomplish.
    • Mass Communication
      and
      Organizational Communication
      can both
      utilize this theory
    • This effects
    • all of us
    • Because at some point in time, we will all have an employer.
    • and how they implement this theory will effect
      our jobs
      &
      our lives
    • HOWEVER
      leaning solely to one side may damage a company, and critics argue a company should conduct itself with a more balanced emphasis.
    • Leadership
      is developed and improved through the use of this theory,
    • because it allows leaders to take the reins in a situation
    • the end
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      Presentation by Bettina Elder