The Impact of Leadership Style on Employee Wellbeing in Dubai Government Organizations
Keywords:Leadership styles, wellbeing, Dubai government, transformational leadership
Leadership is identified as a critical element for the success of an organization. The present study examines the impact of leadership style on employee wellbeing in Dubai government organizations. The review shows that leaders use different leadership styles in order to achieve organizational goals. This research aims to shed light on how leadership style can impact on employee wellbeing. This empirical study used a qualitative approach to collect data from the participants by using semi-structured interviews with ten senior leaders from Dubai government organizations. Drawing from major themes identified in literature, questions were designed to identify impact of leadership style on employee wellbeing in Dubai government organizations. Nvivo software was also used to analyze the data. The results of this study indicate there is a significant relationship between leadership style and the wellbeing of employees. In addition, the results show that transformational leadership is one of the most effective styles, enhancing the quality of employee wellbeing in Dubai government organizations. The results provide support for the positive impact of this leadership style which implies that Dubai government organizations should train their managers to use transformational leadership style in order to enhance employee wellbeing. The results of the research reveal that there is a future plan to focus on developing transformational leadership style in order to improve the wellbeing of employees. In the end, the study concludes with several recommendations, including the need to conduct more studies and research with other countries similar to the United Arab Emirates and government sector institutions in other countries, with the aim of generalizing the achieved results.