Change-oriented leadership behaviour: a consequence of post-bureauratic organisations?

Authored by: Jouko Arvonen

The Routledge Companion to Creativity

Print publication date:  November  2008
Online publication date:  November  2008

Print ISBN: 9780415773171
eBook ISBN: 9780203888841
Adobe ISBN: 9781135978488


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The purpose of this chapter is to describe a model of leadership that includes a change dimension as leadership behaviour. The new three-factor model adds the change-oriented leadership style to the earlier two (production- and employee-oriented) leadership styles. The emergence of a change-oriented style is suggested as being a consequence of greater turbulence and uncertainties in organisations and their environments in the late twentieth century, giving rise to post-bureaucratic structures.

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