Leadership and its impact on the organisational environment

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” –  Douglas MacArthur.

Leadership is the process of influencing others with team work so that they work with enthusiasm in pursuit of their goals, according to Davis and Newstrom (2003). On the other hand, we think of “work environment” as the set of qualities, traits or characteristics that are relatively permanent in a specific work environment and which are perceived, felt or experienced by the people who make up the organisation, while also influencing their behaviour.

The work environment is directly linked to productivity, commitment and, as a result, to a good leadership style. The organisational environment, in a way, is made up of the actions of each person that is part of the company. Bearing in mind that each of the actions that those people take will have an impact on the organisation, we believe that appropriately motivating people to perform their tasks by tending to their needs will have a positive impact.

Leadership management has an important role in the creation of a good or bad environment. The significance of the leaders’ role is such, that international studies suggest that 76% of the companies link good leadership to the increase in productivity in an organisation. Leadership is a powerful driving force to create a work environment that is aligned with the needs of the people. In the end, it’s leaders who will inspire the people who work at the company to create team synergy behaviour, which will lead to the fulfilment of the organisation’s goals.

While a positive environment is oriented to general goals, a negative one can destroy the work environment, creating conflict situations and weak performance.

Leaders have the power to influence people, and their actions can motivate team members to work together towards a common goal.