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Ohio State Leadership Studies

   Posted On :  18.05.2018 08:03 am
Ohio State Leadership Studies

The leadership studies initiated by the Bureau of Research at Ohio State University attempted to identify various dimensions of leader behavior.

Ohio State Leadership Studies
 
The leadership studies initiated by the Bureau of Research at Ohio State University attempted to identify various dimensions of leader behavior. 


Ultimately, these studies narrowed down to the identification of two dimensions of leader behavior: Initiating Structure and Consideration.
 
Initiating Structure refers to the leader’s behavior in delineating the relationship between himself and members of the work group and of communication, and methods or procedures. On the other hand,
 
Consideration refers to the leader’s behavior indicative of friendship, mutual trust, respect, and warmth in the relationship between the leader and the members of his staff. The research studies also showed that initiating structure and consideration are two distinct dimensions and not mutually exclusive. A low score on one does not require high score on the other. Thus, leadership behavior can be plotted on two separate axes rather than on a single continuum. The four quadrants in Fig. 16.1 show various combinations of initiating structure and consideration. In each quadrant, there is a relative mixture of initiating structure and consideration and a manager can adopt any one style.


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