Associate Level Material
Contingency Theory of Leadership
Description of work environment
Describe the work environment you intend to review for this assignment.
The work environment would consist of an educational and developmental oriented atmosphere. The goal of the direct care staff will be to encourage and apply learning and developmental techniques. The curriculum will be top of the line and stimulating. The environment will also be safe and secure, and employees will be well matched to the age group they are working with.
In the table below, categorize different leadership approaches that could be used in the work environment you have described. Provide different suggestions for each of the four approaches to leadership.
All teachers aids, nursing aides, maintence and general care staff will have prior experience and attend training sessions to become certified child care providers. Schedules would be posted at least 1 week in advance if not sooner. Along with that there will be a detailed and clear list of the duties expected listed by employee. Upon employment each person will be given a clear explanation of what is expected of not only them but also their coworkers, they will also be notified of the consequences for failure to do so. They will all be given an explanation of disciplinary plans that would be put into place upon failure.
Each employee will be recognized by management when they go above and beyond their call of duty. Personal/vacation days will be given upon completion of their 90 probationary period. Benefits will also be offered to employees after completion of 90 days. The organization will recognize and not penalize anyone needing to take medical leave of absence or even maternity leave. Discounted services will be available to those who are employed based on years of service with the company.