A mini research proposal on a topic of your
choice. The proposal should compromise an introduction(the rationale); the
research problem and objectives; literature review and references.
‘Impact of motivational leadership style on
This paper examines the impact of
leadership styles on employee performance within organization. Nowadays
leadership is all about ability to adapt right management style within
organization in order to maintain business profitability and stability on the
market. Main purpose of this research is to reveal if there is an actual
relationship between leadership styles and employee performance but also in
what degree if affects workers.
Since centuries leadership was a type of
activity which influence business and employees performance. Usually leadership
occurs in situations where crucial for achieving common goal is to gather
people to work together. Good management gives employees right direction
through chain of command in order to accomplish company goals and objectives.
Every type of leadership has impact on employee performance, but depending on
the leadership type this influence can be smaller or bigger. All the styles of
leadership allows to discover and further develop employee capability.
THE RESEARCH PROBLEM
Importance of leaders in an organization
was emphasized by Kehinde and Banjo (2014). Nowadays leadership faces many
challenger, competitive environment and fact that organizations are able to
expand globally very quickly. Leadership style always affects anyone within
company environment so choice of the leader should be wise and well
acknowledged. Leader true measure of success its neither getting people to work
or getting people to work hard. Real measurement is ability to gather people
together to work hard and that takes commitment (Maxwell, 2002).
Multiple studies in different countries has
shown that the biggest impact on employees performance has motivational
leadership style. Motivation is giving workers right guidance, direction,
appropriate resources and rewards when deserved. Inspiration for employees
keeps them in positive attitude towards achieving company objectives and
increase their willingness to work hard.
As the employees put out message about
companies operations, they are the ones that audience believes and is
dependable when it comes to opinion creation (Haywood, 2005). Workers which has
favorable attitude towards companies are capable to build great
company-public-relation force. When company motivates their employees, one are
creating positive view towards it. Furthermore, motivated employee has
increased value for the company because of his loyalty, motivation and
engagement which outcomes in stronger brand performance on the market.
According to Development Dimensions
International only 19% of the employees are highly engaged. In general anywhere
between 40% and 70% of workers are neutrally engaged, what is worrying is the
fact that about 10-20% are disengaged which can even mean badmouthing about
organization (Wellins and Bernthal, 2015). Increasing retention difficulties
leads to eventual struggle for small business to hold on to employees.
Motivational leadership can be a key to success when company faces employees
disengagement, retention, high recruitment cost and rising competition. The
main goal of study is to get to know what level of employee engagement in
decision making process makes them more motivated.
THE RESEARCH OBJECTIVES
motivational leadership theory that positively affects employees performance
the significance of leadership style in the worker performance.
the influences and outcomes of motivation on employee performance
varieties of activities which can be done in order to boost outcomes of using
motivational leadership style
Motivation is a crucial part when
attempting to understand behavior along with perception, attitude, personality
and learning. Leadership motivational style can affect satisfaction of staff
connected to factors like work organization or content of it. Leadership is
defined by several theories but the most general one goes back to 1939 and was
written by Kurt Lewin, who talks about three major leadership styles:
Autocratic, Democratic and Laissez- faire (Lewin et al.,1939).
Leadership is often defined as an
individual with followers or someone who influences and motivates people to
achieve specific objective. Leader with clear vision or set direction will be
most likely followed than the ones who does not have specified goals. With use
of influence and power leader is able to direct activities taken by followers
toward common goal. Leadership power can influence ones behavior and resist
unwanted influence in return. Furthermore leadership has an great impact on
followers job performance and when used right they can increase compliance,
which facilitates task performance. Lastly it can increase citizenship behavior
as ones are following good behavioral model and decrease unwanted behavior
(Jason A et al.,2015).
Effective leader influences collective
thinking process among everyone under his lead, is concern with ”doing the
right things” rather that ”doing things right” and creates appropriate
culture which also leads to desired outcomes (Hitt et al.,2008). Perfect type
of leadership is hard to describe, but it is clear that good leadership will be
identify by his values and meaning which one brings to the role. Perception of
good or bad leadership will always meet critique because of different opinions
but what is the most important is knowledge that leader carry and if he is able
to reach his followers and motivate them enough to work hard together towards
achieving business goals.
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