Generating a Learning Organization in the Shipyard Industry: A Leadership Style Matters?

Achmad Djamaludin, R Madhakomala, Billy Tunas

Becoming a learning organization is one of the best ways an organization can improve its services and practices to increase their effectiveness and achieve a competitive advantage. In this context, the leadership styles of the top management are imperative in facilitating the transition to be a learning organization. The current study attempts to: (1) examine the relationship between leadership styles (transformational leadership and transactional leadership) and building a learning organization; and (2) whether the influence of transformational leadership is stronger than transactional leadership. The statistical results obtained from 150 respondents in Citra Shipyard indicate significant positive relationships between transformational leadership and building a learning organization. The findings suggest the leadership style that is characterized by idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individual consideration are important to generate learning in the organization

Volume 12 | Issue 6

Pages: 2862-2868

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I6/S20201248