American Journal of Applied Sciences

Leader’s Support-an Organisational Asset

Angeline Selvakumar and Sudha

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2015.208.215

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 3

Pages 208-215

Abstract

In a rapidly changing world of work, leaders face increasing challenges in understanding what motivates and enhances organisational performance. The support from the leader has become essential for the employees and the teams to perform. This study aims to study the level of leader’s support and the various aspects of leader’s support existing in the selected Information Technology (IT) organisation. It also strives to assess the relationship between leader’s support and factors of employee performance and team performance. Primary data was collected from executives, software engineers and senior software engineers who were reporting to a leader from selected IT organisations in Chennai city, India. A well structured questionnaire was administered for the purpose of the research and the responses were recorded. It was found that most of the men working in IT organizations are getting high support from their leaders and most of the employees with total experience in the organization of less than 3 years are getting high support from their leaders. It was also evident that the main factors of Leader’s support are that the leader helps to find meaning in my work, provides suitable working environment and provides solutions for my work related problems. There is also a significant positive relationship between leader’s support and factors of employee performance and team performance. Therefore leader’s support has a major impact on the organisational performance as a whole.

Copyright

© 2015 Angeline Selvakumar and Sudha . This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.