Discuss Contingency Theory
The contingency school focuses on applying management principles and processes as dictated by the unique characteristics of each situation. It emphasizes that there is no one best way to manage and that it depends on various situational factors, such as the external environment, technology, organizational characteristics, characteristics of the manager, and characteristics of the subordinates.
Contingency theorists often implicitly or explicitly criticize the classical school for its emphasis on the universality of management principles
Most classical writers recognized the need to consider certain aspects of the situation when applying management principles.