ERIC Number: ED173946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Barnard's Effectiveness and Efficiency Applied to a Leader Style Model.
Coleman, Donald G.
Using the work of Chester I. Barnard as a theoretical basis, the author developed a model to illustrate 36 combinations of leader styles. Six levels of efficiency (orientation to human needs) are plotted against six levels of effectiveness (task orientation) to form an Administrator Grid. The location of leaders within this grid is determined by plotting the results obtained from a questionnaire, the Organizational Climate Survey, administered to the leaders' subordinates. This model was tested in a survey of 455 teachers from 41 randomly selected high schools in Iowa and Missouri and found to be reliable. Further testing of the instrument used to gather data for the technique is required before the model can be used to validate or invalidate Barnard's claim that leader styles are significant factors in organizational success. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Organizational Climate Survey