The Role of Leadership on Organizational Change
International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research, Vol. 5, Issue 11, 2016
8 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2016
Date Written: December 1, 2016
This paper aims to explore the role of leadership in organizational change. A leader works as a change agent who can manage organizational process effectively. The changing trends have compelled organizations to constantly review and reevaluate the recent technological advancements and customers’ expectations to understand, adopt and implement changes in their business model. Change is today’s demand and required to survive. Now days, Organizations better understand the importance of change and prepare themselves to adopt not only the current but also for future trends to get long term success. Different researches show that 70 percent of organizational change fails to acquire their objectives just because of poor leadership style as they play a central role in an organization. So, the process of change demands an effective and highly skilled leadership that are able to perceive the most desirable feature and address the issues in a most appropriate manner. By the analysis of literature and the results of real life case which are considered for this research paper shows, that a leader with its competencies i.e. “Visionary”, “democratic” and “transformational” along with “Innovative Approach” can ascertain more effective organizational change with success. As a result, this research proposed a model that obtain from leadership competencies i.e. organizational change, sustainable success and innovation which expresses the relationship between successful organizational change and role of leadership.
Keywords: Organizational Change, Leader, Transformational, Innovative, Democratic and Visionary Leadership
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