The positive effect of leadership profile of managers on work environment and business performance
by Sarote Phornprapha, Potchanart Seebungkerd
International Journal of Management and Decision Making (IJMDM), Vol. 8, No. 2/3/4, 2007

Abstract: While quality of leadership is considered one of the key success factors of business performance, a pleasant work environment also plays a critical role in enabling employees to perform at their best. This detailed study of a group of Thai managers provides a close look at the leadership profiles of middle-level managers, and assesses their impact on business performance and on the work environment from the viewpoint of employees. The results confirm that strong leadership has a definite correlation with performance results and impact on the work environment. The result also showed a contrarian relationship between the work environment and business performance. In other words, happier teams usually delivered lower performances. Regardless of leadership abilities, the result showed that male managers created a better work environment than female managers but that teams led by female managers delivered a stronger business performance than teams led by male managers.

Online publication date: Sat, 10-Mar-2007

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