This project primarily focuses on how leadership can contribute to employees’ wellbeing. Studies show that employees with many sick days often describe themselves as victims of bad leadership. This project has a goal of analyzing how different modern leadership theories affects the wellbeing of employees. The theories we analyze are as follows: self-leadership, value based leadership and situational based leadership. The analysis is a critique of these leadership theories using Martin Seligman's theory of happiness. Although the leadership theories we explain are not described as having wellbeing as a goal we found it interesting and, to some degree, necessary to investigate how they affect this aspect. We found it essential to include Richard Sennett's theory about the flexible capitalism and flexibility as a whole, to get a foundational understanding of the concepts of the modern labour market and an understanding of the consequences of the dominant demand for flexible employees that is a reality today. We conclude that modern leadership theories can in fact contribute to wellbeing amongst employees. It is however essential that the management has an open mind towards the possibility of combining the different theories in cases where one lacks or contribute in a negative way.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||20 dec. 2016|