DIFFERENT STYLES TOWARDS THE SAME RESULT: INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEADERSHIP STYLES AND EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY
Different leadership styles demand varying communication styles but lack of awareness by some managers alter the workflow and productivity of employees. The study investigated the relationship between leadership stylesand employees’ productivity, using the six leadership styles of Goleman (2000) which are coercive style, authoritative style, affiliative style, democratic style, pacesetting and coaching leadership style. Primary source of data through a questionnaire was used to obtain data for the study. The response sample included of 93study participants. Pearson Correlation Coefficient was used in testing the research hypotheses. The results revealed a positive correlation between the leadership styles and employees productivity, with the highest ranked as coaching leadership style. It was recommended that leaders should give their subordinates opportunities to take part in the decision making of the organization so that they can also be seen as relevant in the organization through affiliative leadership style. The study has implications for management and employees in the application of leadership styles at various situations and to ensure organizational productivity in a competitive environment. The study applies to the society at large and the reading public will become more aware of the skills and responsibilities of leaders as well as followers in the development of the society.
|Keywords: Leaders, Leadership Styles, Employees, Communication, Productivity, Nigeria|
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