MISMATCH LEADERS AND WORK CULTURES FOR SUCCESS

Forget aligning leaders and company culture – leaders should instead be supplying what’s missing, suggests a study. The researchers investigated which combinations of leadership and business culture would bring the biggest financial benefits nine months on. They asked members of 120 management teams in technology firms to rate their CEOs on task leadership and relational leadership, and their organisation’s culture on the same dimensions. The study suggests that businesses with a strong relational culture performed better when led by a leader with a low relational focus – and vice versa. Mismatch seems to work better with task focus, too. A […]

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