Creating a corporate culture and promoting better performance in culture in cross-cultural teams by using transformational leadership and implicit leadership theory.
The study aims at investigating the major aspects of transformational leadership and implicit leadership theory and how these frameworks can be applied to improve the functioning of cross-cultural teams. For this reason, the following objectives can be offered:
• To discuss and analyze cross-cultural teams, their main peculiarities, and difficulties peculiar to these groups
• To define transformation leadership and its central aspects
• To analyze the implicit leadership theory and its implications
• To define the concept of corporate culture and its central elements
• To determine how transformational leadership and implicit leadership theory can be used to establish a desired corporate culture
• To discuss findings and create the basis for new research
The high level of globalization influences the modern business world, leading to the diversification of the staff and the emergence of cross-cultural teams. For this reason, it becomes critical to select leadership styles and methods that would help to create a beneficial corporate culture and ensure no conflicts will emerge. Under these conditions, the chosen research topic is relevant and important for the modern leadership field.
1. What is the role of transformational leadership in establishing a positive corporate culture?
2. How do implicit employees’ expectations influence leadership styles’ visions of corporate culture?
3. What is the correlation between transformational leadership, implicit leadership theory, and corporate culture?
Variables of Interest
Variable Type Variable Name Definition
Transformational leadership methods
A leadership method causing a change in individuals and groups by inspiring employees and emphasizing current goals.
Cognitive representations of individuals
Existing cognitive representations of the world peculiar to employees from various cultures
Behaviors and beliefs referring to how employees and management interact and achieve existing goals
Individualized consideration A method implying focusing on each individual’s needs to create the desired atmosphere and avoid conflicts
Theoretical Framework (in case research is quantitative), if the research qualitative this is not required
What is the target population? The research focuses on investigating the role of transformational leadership and implicit leadership theory in cultivating the desired corporate culture. For this reason, the target population should include both employees and leaders as they will provide their views on the investigated issue and the effectiveness of specific methods. For this reason, the target population of the research is comprised of managers and workers belonging to cross-cultural teams and working regarding specific cultures. Focusing on this group, it is possible to acquire credible and relevant data necessary to answering the research question and meeting the objectives of the study.
What is the sample size? The desired sample size is 150 to 250 . The given sample size meets the goal of the project and will help to collect data needed to analyze the outlined variables and conclude about the effectiveness of transformational leadership in cultivating the desired corporate culture.
What is the sampling technique? The nature of the research influences the choice of the sampling technique. Thus, non-probability, purposive sampling should be used to select participants of the study. First of all, it will help to ensure that only individuals with the necessary experiences are included in the project. Second, it will help to avoid working with unnecessary information coming from people who do not have the background of working in cross-cultural teams with a specific corporate culture. Under these conditions, it is expected that the given sampling technique will be the best choice for the project and contribute to the increased credibility of the collected data.
Where will the data be collected from? The data will be collected using the Internet and online platforms. Moreover, some organizations can be included.
What will be the mode of data collection? Data will be collected using the survey distributed online.
Type of Study
Is this research quantitative, qualitative, or mixed? Why? The quantitative research paradigm is selected for the research. It will help to process data about the effectiveness of transformational leadership in creating the desired corporate culture and provide credible results.
What efforts will you make to keep the research ethical? The research should rest on the major ethical principles to avoid conflicts. It implies voluntary participation, data anonymity, confidentiality, respect, and respect for all participants.