The Hay Group’s study that shows the gap between employees’ ideal working climate and the climate they are actually experiencing day to day reveals:
- Creating a motivating climate at work can add as much as 30 % to a company’s bottom line
- Over 85 % of Middle Eastern leaders who create a high performance climate flex their leadership style for different situations
- 62 per cent of leaders in the region are creating a demotivating climate for employees
The report highlights the issue that in general Middle Eastern leaders are not creating the best climate for success. There is over reliance on a command and control leadership style with 70 % of Middle Eastern leaders using this as a dominant style.
Hay Group has identified the six leadership styles that have the biggest impact on team climate – Coercive, Authoritative, Affiliative, Democratic, Pacesetting and Coaching.
One interesting fact the study reveals is that the authoritative leadership style greatly increases the likelihood of creating a motivating climate and consequently high performance in organisations in the Middle East.