Organizational Culture And Its Impact On Employees ' Performance And Innovative Work Behavior

949 WordsJan 28, 20164 Pages
Introduction Leaders are facing unprecedented challenges in today’s global organizations to prove themselves in employees’ perception of being ethical leaders. Some conducts, which might be considered right in one organizational culture might be considered wrong in another. Normative appropriate conduct varies with societal and organizational culture (Yidong & Xinxin, 2013). Perception of leaders being ethical affects employees’ performance and innovative work behavior (Yidong & Xinxin, 2013). Global leaders should possess traits such as honesty, altruism, high moral values, transparency, integrity, and fairness to be respected by the followers as a role model (Cowart, Gilley, Avery, Barber, & Gilley, 2014; Yidong & Xinxin, 2013). Leaders perceived to have internal value compass to guide them through the complex and ambiguous ethical dilemma times (Murty, 2014; Yidong & Xinxin, 2013).There are many religious and spiritual scriptures such as the Bible, the Bhagavad Gita, Dharma Sastra, or the Sutras of Patanjali, which form the ethical values of a human being (Yidong & Xinxin, 2013). Ethical leaders look for the greater good and are selflessly working to serve others. Ethical leaders are aware of their responsibilities and concern about society and environment (Weng, 2014). Ethical leaders possess charisma to influence their followers. Transformational leadership model postulated that charismatic leaders have morality and ethical conduct as their core values (Weng, 2014).
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