Background To The Study
The issue of leadership is very
topical in the literature of social and management science. This has attracted
the hottest of business mortal techno rate finance export manager and chief
executive in the business world to contribute through professional discussions,
workshop conference to the issue of leadership.
styles have diverse effect on variable such as flexibility standards, rewards,
clarity and commitment and in some cases on organization climates as the
behavior of the leader produce motivation mechanisms which have effect on the
conduct of individuals in the business organization (Shamir, 2006). The essence
of leadership is fellowship, effective leadership is the extent to which a
leader constantly and progressively lead and directs his or her followers,
towards organization business.
swift change in the business environment, organizational structures, technology
and life styles are introducing a considerable rethinking of leadership
development. Leadership concerns the ability to influence the behavior of
others to move accord with the desire of the leader and pursuit of goals.
this background, this study is designed to investigate the effect of leadership
style on worker’s productivity.
Of The Problems
The problem with most business
organization is that the leaders are not democratic in their relationship with
their subordinate. In fact leaders in most business enterprises are usually
authoritarian in style. They dictate the tune and have the administration of
the organization centered on them. The
need for subordinate to participate in
decision making is not a passing fancy.
problem affecting leadership style in business organization is the competence
of the leaders to be appointed. In most cases, some of their appointed lack
merit. What becomes of such organization
is having competent leaders who lack the abilities or capacities to use the
appropriate leadership style to lead the members to attain set goals or
As clause to finding solution to
the above problem, the following question has been raised.
what extent is the effect of leadership style on management of business
what extent is the relationship between leadership style and employees moral
in business organization?
what extent does leadership style enhances employees’ efficiency in business
there a relationship between the management leadership style and employees
commitment in business organization?
of the Study
The main objective is to examine
the effect of leadership style on the performance of business organization.
Other specific objective includes:
examine the effect of leadership style on employees moral in business
examine the effect of leadership style on employees efficiency in business
examine the impact of autocratic leadership style on business organization.
examine the leadership between manager’s leadership style and employees
commitment in business organization.
is no significant relationship between leadership style and organizational performance.
is no significant relationship between good leadership style and performance in
a business organization.
is no significant relationship between autocratic styles of leadership and
performance in a business organization.
of the Study
enable researcher keep the study within manageable proportion, the study will
be restricted to the impact of the leadership style on workers’ productivity
using Global Communication Nigeria Ltd,
Benin City, Edo State as a case study.
Of The Study
The issue of leadership is
considered necessary by the researcher because it is a central issue in the
improvement of workers performance towards achieving the organizational goals.
The finding and recommendations of the research will enrich Global
Communication Nigeria Plc, as a guide in handling leadership and organization
the research will also contribute to exiting literatures in the area of
leadership in an ever expanding organization.
it will serve as a basic for further research by future students in the
of the Study
In the course of carrying out
this research, some unexpected problems were found by the researcher. The major
problem was the attitude of respondents towards the researcher. Some
misinterpreted the exercise thinking it was a setup, leading to lack of
cooperation from the respondents.
Definition of Terms
The following terms are defined
as in the study to enhance understanding:
leader can be described as a dynamic process in group whereby an individual
influence the other to contribute voluntarily to the achievement of group task
in a given situation.
worker is that person who is the supervision of another person in a given
Performance: This is the result of the employee effort in
achieving the organizational objectives.
Management: Management is the process of
getting things done through people.
Productivity: According to oxford advance learner dictionary 3rd
edition productivity is the rate of which a worker or company or country
produce goods and the amount produce compared with how much time, work and
money needed to produce them.
Coercive leadership: This involved a leader
essentially punishing or threatening to punish subordinates by giving that’s
not sought or withholding things that are needed.
Reward Leadership: This refers to power that emanates from the leader
ability to reward those who complete with his directives.
Expert leader: This refers to power based on competence the leader
is seen as capable of analyzing, implementing and controlling those tasks that
the group has assign.
Reverent leader: This subtle source of power based on adorable
reputation. Followers often desire to be like leader.
Charismatic Leader: who gain influence mainly from
strength of personality. The difficulty with charismatic leadership is
that few people possess the exceptional
qualities required to transform all around them into willing followers.
Traditional leader: whose position is assured by
birth For example, lings queens, and tribal chief tansy.
Functional leader: Leaders who secure leadership position by what he
or she does rather than what he is. In other words, function leaders adopt
their behavior to meet competing needs of situation.
Elected leader: is such leadership as political office holders.
Trade Chiron leader e.t.c a function of election.
this refers to the power that has been sectioned by official rules or tradition
that is power, granted by the organizational hierarchy.
Substitutability: this is the case in which an organization can
obtain attractive performance for the ability of a sub-unit.