Week 4 Homework Daniel Council
1. Discuss some methods for determining the performance readiness of a follower in a given task.
READINESS OF THE FOLLOWER(S)
* In order to make the relationship between leader and follower(s) the most effective possible, the leader must first clarify what followers are to accomplish. If the leader is not clear about outcomes, objectives, subtasks, etc., there is no basis for determining: a) a follower performance readiness, or b) the appropriate leadership style to use.
PERFORMANCE READINESS LEVELS – Readiness level is a combination of ability and willingness. There are four readiness levels:
* Performance Readiness Level 1 (R1) – Unable and Unwilling, the follower lacks ability and commitment or motivation; or, Unable and Insecure, the follower lacks ability and confidence.
* Performance Readiness Level 2 (R2) – Unable but Willing, the follower lacks ability, but is motivated to succeed; or, Unable but Confident, the follower lacks ability but is confident when provided guidance by the leader.
* Performance Readiness Level 3 (R3) – Able but Unwilling, the follower has ability, but is not willing to use it; or, Able but Insecure, the follower has the ability, but is apprehensive about working alone.
* Performance Readiness Level 4 (R4) – Able and Willing, the follower has ability and commitment; or, Able and Confident, the follower has ability and confidence to perform.
THE APPROPRIATE STYLE
* R1:S1 – For followers at Performance Readiness Level 1 for a task, the appropriate leadership style is known as Telling. This style consists of above average amounts of task behavior and below average amounts of relationship behavior.
* R2:S2 – For followers at Performance Readiness Level 2, the style is known as Selling. In Selling, the leader uses above average amounts of both task and relationship behavior; the task behavior is to provide direction for the lack of skill, the relationship...