Effect of Leadership Styles on Employee Productivity at South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited, Migori County

Paula Goren

Abstract


Leaders are accountable for the performance and success of their organization, which is dependent on employee’s productivity. Leadership is an indispensable requisite for the success of any organization. The purpose of the study was to establish the effect of leadership styles on employee productivity at South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited. To achieve the objective of the study, the study used a descriptive research design address the research objectives.  A sample size of 95 was selected from a population of employees of South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited using simple random sampling technique. The study used primary data which was collected using semi-structured questionnaire and data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study findings realized that there is positive significant relationship between autocratic leadership style and employee productivity. Positive significant relationship also was between democratic leadership style and employee productivity. However, the research findings showed that there was no positive significant relationship also existed between laissez-faire leadership style and employee productivity. The study therefore recommended that leaders to be aware of what is important for the subordinates and the organizations as a whole and encourage the employees to see the opportunities and challenges around them creatively.

Key words : Employee productivity; Leadership style; Democratic; Autocratic; Laissez-faire


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