The interactive processes of leader vision alignment and team functioning in a temporary employment corporation

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Malinda Beasley Colgan (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David H. Reilly

Abstract: The influence of a leader on his followers is a critical function of leadership. This influence is assuming paramount importance as the trend in the American work ethic moves toward a concept of team development in organizations. The integration of leader vision with the personal goals of team members is a significant factor in the development of synergistic leadership teams. This study investigated the interactive process of a leader and his management team in a temporary employment organization. The research involved in-depth interviews and completion of a FIRO-B Assessment with those who were members of the leaders management team over a one year period. The research identified six components which were conducive to the integration of leader and follower vision. The concepts of vision integration and vision interpretation were related to a team members commitment to the organization. The findings revealed the integration of the leader and team member visions contributed to high team performance. The research suggested four guidelines for maintaining a synergistic management team.

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Language: English
Date: 1991
Temporary employees

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