Using OD Leadership Intervention in Improving Transformational Leadership Culture to enhance Employee Work Engagement zational Affective Commitment: A Study of P.E.C Private School in Myanmar

Wutt Yi Soe, Salvacion Villavicensio, PhD

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Abstract

This study deals with the use of leadership intervention in improving transformational leadership culture to enhance the employees work engagement and organizational affective commitment at P.E.C, a private school in Myanmar. The independent variable is leadership culture which includes leadership style and organizational leadership culture; whereas, the dependent variables are employees work engagement and organizational affective commitment. Pre-ODI analyses reveal the overt practices of transactional leadership style by the majority of the employees, overwhelming transactional culture, severe blaming to each other, insubordination, and minimal coordination among people and departments, depending on setting a price on everything, and low employees work engagement and organizational affective commitment. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were integrated. The data was collected using a survey questionnaire, focus group interviews, and observations. The ODIs at P.E.C are mainly leadership cultural intervention including leadership training, and coaching, WBL workshop, value alignment activities, SOAR and appreciative inquiry activities. Post-ODI analysis reveals that all the ODIs has enhanced the leadership style and organizational leadership culture. As a result, the level of employees work engagement, and organizational affective commitment is greatly enhanced. School leaders now better understand the importance of leadership culture by having higher responsibilities, having higher confidence in self and others, focusing the developing their subordinates and inspiring their subordinates to perform their best. The staffs also realized the importance of vision, mission, core value and they emotionally committed it and came to develop a better appreciation of themselves and others, think positively and they also willing to try new things in applying innovative and creative teaching methods, project-based learning and parental involvement activities.

 

 


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OD interventions, leadership style, organizational leadership culture, employees work engagement, organizational affective commitment, and whole brain literacy (wbl).

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