Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2019, Page: 18-31
The Role of Leadership Style in Organisational Change Management: A Literature Review
Hassan Elsan Mansaray, Department of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship Devel
Received: Apr. 8, 2019;       Accepted: Jun. 2, 2019;       Published: Jun. 12, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.jhrm.20190701.13      View  143      Downloads  123
Abstract
The role of leadership style in organisational change management has been investigated considerably in this article. Authors have made efforts to cover and present wide-ranging literature on the role of leadership style in organisational change. It was discovered in various literature reviewed that there are several leadership styles that can act as promoter in change management processes; ranging from authoritarian leadership, transformational leadership, laissez-faire leadership, servant leader, transactional leadership, democratic leadership, strategic leadership, bureaucratic leadership, to consultative and participative leadership. It was learnt further that leadership is one of the leading factors in bringing affirmative change in organizations. For instance, leadership is when the leader guides employees towards the direction they desire them in order to achieve organizational goals. It was also discovered that leadership has become an essential component for a successful change in any organization in order to face the ever contentious market competitiveness. In addition, the review as well, covered the concepts of leadership and organisational change management and their types in detail.
Keywords
Leadership, Leadership Style, Organizational Change, Change Management
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Hassan Elsan Mansaray, The Role of Leadership Style in Organisational Change Management: A Literature Review, Journal of Human Resource Management. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2019, pp. 18-31. doi: 10.11648/j.jhrm.20190701.13
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