University of Twente Student Theses

Login

Investigating the differences in word use frequencies between effective and ineffective young and old leaders in a large Dutch organization

Gelici, Melisa (2018) Investigating the differences in word use frequencies between effective and ineffective young and old leaders in a large Dutch organization.

[img] PDF
960kB
Abstract:Leadership is considered to be the heart and soul of an organization. Leaders have the ability to inspire their followers to work together as a team to achieve common objectives. However, little research has been done on the influence of age on the word use differences between effective and ineffective young and old leaders in the organizational setting. The quality of communication is the avenue by which effective leaders clarify their visions and foster participative leadership within organizations. The word use of leaders, is often cited as one of the most important characteristics of a successful and effective leader, because leadership is enacted through communication. The word use of leaders motivates and inspires followers to work hard and achieve team targets and organizational goals. Due to the aging workforce populations, age diversity has attracted a lot of attention in the work field. Therefore, organizations have to deal with both young and old leaders. An important matter in the age variety literature is how the difference in age affects the role of leadership, and more specifically, the way of communication between leaders and followers.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:01 general works
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/76829
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page