The contingency theory rests on the assumption that effective leadership is determined by a clear definition and understanding of the organizational structure. In accordance with this theory, if a key element (e.g., geographical location, number of employees, product evolution, distribution of authority, or the marketplace) of the organizational structure changes, then the leadership style must change and adapt accordingly.
Complete the following :
1) Share an example of a cultural change that you have experienced within an organization.
2) How did this change affect the organization?
3) Was the contingency theory applied to the cultural change that you experienced? Explain your answer.