The Path-Goal Leadership Theory: An Effective Way to Improve Productivity

7 pages | 1650 words

The path-goal leadership theory is a detailed outline of how leadership can be used to improve productivity through constant motivation and satisfaction among followers. The theory has four main features: that the leader's behavior must be adapted to the follower's individual needs and situational demands; that leaders must provide guidance to followers in a way which will help them overcome obstacles placed in front of them so as achieve their goal; that leaders must also be able motivate their followers into putting forward maximal effort required for goal achievement; and that leaders should give feedback about progress being made frequently so as maintain transparency between leader & follower about goal progress.