Leadership Styles During the Digital Transformation Era

Leadership Styles During the Digital Transformation Era

Mohammed Al-Mannaei, Gardenia Jassim AlSaffar, Ebtihaj Ahmed Al A'ali
Copyright: © 2023 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5864-8.ch002
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This chapter examines leadership styles during digital transformation and digital technologies in organizations. Such transformation and technologies have transfigured leadership and organizations. The various digital tools and applications have modified different aspects related to organisational functions and processes, leadership traits, actions, behaviours, and styles. Hence, cultures are to reform illustrating new values of openness and creativity. The research is based on qualitative methodology. In-depth interview is the method used to collect information from participants to this research. The conclusions of this research uphold the literature review in relation to the impacts of digital transformation and technologies on leadership styles, and on the cultural values.
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Definition Of Leadership In Organizations:

Leadership as a term was highlighted in 1700s (King, 1990). He adds that researches on leadership were started In the 20th century, He also expound that the definition of leadership varies. The variations reflect the perspectives through which the phenomenon of leadership is examined. This justifies the claim of Tosi and Jackson (1999) that there are more than 350 definitions of organizational leadership. Creto and Creto (2019) state the leadership aims to achieve influence. The influence is to motivate employees to accomplish visions, strategies and targets developed by leaders. Henderikx & Stoffers (2022) examine leadership and management in the organisations . They state that management is required to perform functions related to planning, decision making, organising and controlling. They also elaborate that leadership is needed to relate organizations to future. Their definition of leadership is argued to be in congruent to that of Creto and Creto (2019) stating that leadership is about creating influence .

The earlier definitions refer to the phenomenon of leadership in Organizations. Digital leadership refers to leaders working in the segment of digitalisation (Goethals et al., 2002). This research however investigates the impacts of digital transformation and technologies on leadership in Organizations rather than digital leadership.

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