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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 theyimplement this theory will effect
    ourjobs
    &
    ourlives
  • 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