Situational Judgment Test (SJT)
Test without time limit
Processing time: approx. 40 minutes
Inhouse-test with supervision
Home-test without supervision
other languages on request
desktop, tablet, smartphone
Persons with high results in this procedure are able to assess typical situations from a manager's professional environment in accordance with the recommendations of the Vroom and Jago model. In doing so, they adapt their behaviour to the respective situation and involve their employees appropriately in their decisions.
The test makes use of the forced-choice format. After an introductory instruction, 20 management situations are specified in which the participants have different options for action, which differ in particular with regard to the degree to which employees are involved in decision-making. The task of the participants is to put the 5 options for action in the order that most closely matches their own approach.
The logic on which the assignment of the 20 items is based is always in the same order: 4 working weeks with 5 working days each are simulated, each week with different framework conditions that the participants must observe.
LEAD records situational leadership behaviour of high-potential employees and managers in the sense of the contingency approach of leadership according to Vroom & Yetton. The test records different management situations from a process perspective. The focus of interest is not the specific result or the content of the behavior, but the path through which the (leadership) result is to be achieved. The behavioural alternatives available in the test differ accordingly in terms of the extent to which a manager allows their employees to participate in a decision. LEAD also records how flexibly participants act in the various management situations. A complex mathematical algorithm calculates the effectiveness of a person's leadership style across the various management situations. The process is therefore suitable for generating information about the level of participation and the flexibility of management behaviour. LEAD also demonstrates leadership effectiveness. (Potential) managers can use the test result to for well-founded feedback on their leadership effectiveness in order to specifically point out more effective behavioural alternatives that improve management performance in the long term.