Institut for Statskundskab

Management matters, but so does co-workers: a study of the relative weight of vertical leadership and team-relations on performance in Danish long-term care

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Public administration has taken a great interest in leadership in recent decades, however this interest has been met with concerns that the de facto effects of leadership are overestimated compared to other relevant organizational factors. In this paper, we compare effects of leadership (transformational and transactional leadership), a vertical relationship, with effects of internal team environment, horizontal relations, on different measures of organizational performance. We argue that both of these variables may work through Public Service Motivation (PSM). Based on a dataset collected among employees in Danish nursing homes linked with a resident’s satisfaction survey, we test our hypotheses and we find that on some performance measures internal team environment has the strongest effects, whereas others are more affected by leadership. We further find, that the effects of transformational leadership are fully mediated by PSM, whereas this is not the case with internal team environment.
Antal sider31
StatusUdgivet - 2019

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