Generally many leaders do follow specific strategy to complete their tasks. Especially situational leaders do implement strategies based on the company norms and conditions for finishing the project. And today you may see many employees are undergoing situational leadership training program and getting specialization in it. It is also an added resource to the employees  those who are fresher’s actually and reports says that candidate profiles those who have certified situational leadership training module are given much priority too.

Let’s see there are two elements of situational leaderships which are trending now; 

They are Task oriented and Relationship oriented styles of situational leadership:

Coming into Task oriented leadership; it majorly concentrated on completion of tasks. Here a situational leader is not much care about the team and focus more about the process of task completion in a group. This element is effective in task completion and here in this model you can make out fine decisions as quickly as possible to complete the scheduled task in time. But there is a drawback with this element is; it keep on looking towards fast completion of tasks rather than adding creative or innovative approach to complete the task effectively.

While dealing with Relationship oriented leadership; it defines the leader plays a key role in assisting with the organization team. It is the best style approach in giving the workforce with full of satisfaction. Here tasks are completed with creativity and a mode of communication is carried out between a leader and a team. The biggest asset with this element is all the team members of a group are working within a motive of his leader assistance is there for them. You can also see how a leader engages in virtual team building activities correspondingly with a team and company.

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So, let’s see how both task oriented leadership and relationship oriented leadership is categorized into the following four behavioral styles;

  • Coming to directing style, it is not about directing the task that needs to be done which is a one side communication. This type of behavioral style is defined where the leader communicate directly with each and every individual of the team in task allocation. It includes how to do, what to do and where to do like that. This is what directing style depicts about.
  • Similarly coaching the team is needed over here. And a kind of participation of a leader is engaged with the team he holds actually. It is a two side communication where the leader communicates with the team and the group as well.
  • Of course here the leaders are supportive in terms of sharing the decisions with the team. This is an asset of relationship based situational leadership.
  • Coming to delegating style, actually this style does not require the leader assistance with the team mostly. A mere focus is enough for a leader. By realizing the fact that the team is highly skilled and trained employees those who can handle the task and complete it as scheduled only.

Let’s see responsibility of a situational leader while assigning tasks to their team of a company in this delegating style regard:

Initially a leader should be aware of whether the team could tackle the task or not. He also should know the needs of each and every team member before going to allocate the task. Moreover check whether the delegating style of situational leadership needed to the team or not.

Finally remember the fact that the situation leader is effective in integrating relationship oriented and task oriented leadership elements. Both of these elements is the backbone of the company success actually. In fact a situational leader must be visionary and dynamic in managing the business market.


Hence this leadership is a best training program where you can manage very well in this competitive business market. If you want to become a leader in your organization, you need to learn different situational leadership styles.