Leadership Style and the Effects to Employee Performance in Public Organizations in Tanzania

Cosmas,, Lucas Simon (2018) Leadership Style and the Effects to Employee Performance in Public Organizations in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study is centered on the effects of leadership style on the performance of employees in public organizations. It seeks to determine the effects of leadership styles in the performance of employees in selected public organizations. The study was guided by three specific objectives; to identify the available leadership styles used to influence employee performance, to examine leadership style policies in influencing employee performance and to determine the influence of leadership style practices on employee performance in public organizations. The study was conducted using exploratory study design. The information to generate new knowledge was obtained from the respondents in Ilala Municipality as the case. The data were obtained from the employees in the respective case study which consisted of 50 participants through the questionnaires. The collected data were computed in SPSS. Findings showed that public organizations constitutes mixture of leadership styles such as democratic, authoritarian, paternalistic and transformational in various conditions, time and space for that matter; dominated by Laissez-faire style which affects employee performance in the sector. Besides that, there are several leadership style policies and practices in public organizations which constitute impact on employee performance. The reality on the ground is that leadership style indeed constitutes a great influence on the performance of the employees in the public organizations in the way the situation has been persisting. The study recommends that laissez-faire practices and style of leadership which had been dominating the practice and shaped the pattern of behavior among employees must be eradicated and combated for massive transformation to occur with implications on employees performance in the public organizations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2020 11:49
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2020 11:49
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2451

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