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Transformational Leadership and OCTAPACE Culture - A Study of Academic Staff in Select Universities

International Journal on Leadership

Volume 7 Issue 2

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: Umar Mufeed | Author(s) Affiliation: Assist. Prof., Dept. of Management Studies, Cluster University Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India.
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Abstract

Organizational culture plays a critical role in improving employee performance and organizational effectiveness. A favourable culture is a prerequisite for the overall success of any institution irrespective of their size, control, and nature of work. An unhealthy work culture is detrimental for organizational growth and development. It calls for the role of academic leaders to bring qualitative changes towards developing their institutional culture. Academic leaders are considered important pillars for institution building and as such their role is pivotal in facilitating and promoting sound institution culture. Keeping this in view, the present study is aimed to examine the relationship between transformational leadership and OCTAPACE Culture and subsequently to study the effect of transformational leadership on OCTAPACE Culture. Moreover, the present study is also aimed to analyse the perception of academic staff across demographic variable namely designation. Simple random sampling technique has been employed to gather information from the respondents comprising of 220 teaching staff engaged from four universities from within the state of J&K. The data whatsoever collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results of the study revealed that there is a positive and significant relationship between transformational leadership practices and OCTAPACE Culture in the sample select universities; moreover, transformational leadership significantly influences OCTAPACE Culture. Further on the basis of the research findings, it was found that variable designation significantly influences transformational leadership while teaching perception towards OCTAPACE Culture did not significantly vary across designation. The study findings suggest that transformation leadership and OCTAPACE Culture prevailing in sample study universities need to be more strengthened, which would ensure to develop healthy work culture. Moreover, academicians and policy makers must take into consideration the relevance of transformational leadership for improving OCTAPACE Culture for better performance and in making institutions more competitive, effective, and result oriented.

Keywords: Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Culture, OCTAPACE

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