Situational leadership is directly linked to the effectiveness of a leader in using his traits and moulding his behaviour according to the needs of the situational factors. Here in our group the leadership style followed was participative or supportive leadership style. As we all believe in working as a team, with which we can produce more effective and efficient results. This leadership style adopted by our group demonstrates low degree of directions given to the team and high supportive behaviour to encourage participation of each and every member. The team members are also followers so their maturity is of great concern for the successful completion of the tasks.
All members must have ‘task maturity’ i.e. the ability of the member to perform the tasks and ‘psychological maturity’ i.e. willingness of the member to perform the tasks. The leader has to identify the members with more maturity as they need less direction and support in comparison to the members with less maturity that needs more directions and support for completing the tasks (Plowman, 2007). In this type of leadership style, the members are mostly skilled and are willing to support in the completion of the tasks but lack confidence in their abilities, so they need a leader who can motivate them for performing their tasks effectively. The most effective style for situational leadership is directive in which maturity level of team members is very high and this is the foremost requirement of this situational leadership model.