IMPACT OF DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS ON SHARED LEADERSHIP

Alka Agnihotri , Dr. Shikha Kapoor

Abstract


Purpose :

To explore how the demographic factors impactthe dimensions / determinant of shared leadership in  IT  teams and what IT companies can do to construct better teams in the light of these findings in terms of better shared leadership promotion and execution.

Design/methodology/approach :

This study takes inputs from secondary data for extracting the dimensions / determinants  of Shared Leadership to be undertaken for study .The dimensions extracted from literature review were complex job demands , multidisciplinary team ,Interactions and deliberations , Self leadership, Super leadership, Coexistence of shared leadership with formal leadership. On the other hand it depends on inputs from primary data for delineating impact of demographic factors on shared leadership .Thus the study basically focuses on the impact and interaction of demographic factors  and  some of the important dimensions of Shared leadershipusing one way anova technique.

Findings :

The  study brings to light how the different demographic factors impact the different dimensions of shared leadership and also how companies can manage the demographic factors by selecting the team members with right demographic profile which may help successful working through shared leadership. 

Research limitations and Implications:

The Research is focussed at the team level and the responses of team members were incorporated in the investigations. The number of demographic factors and the dimensions of shared leadership undertaken for study  were limited in number and scope.

Practical implications:

Conceptualization of impact of demographic factors on dimensions of shared leadership can go a long way in helping the decision makers to incorporate team members from right demographic categories. Some demographic factors support shared leadership and its dimensions whereas other demographic factors may not.

Originality /Value:

Interaction between demographic factors and the dimensions of shared leadership influences the shared leadership’s functioning.


Keywords


Shared leadership, Multidisciplinary teams, Demographic Factors, Dimensions, Determinants, impact

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