Leadership Dysfunction and its Effect on Organizational Culture/Wellbeing

Leadership Dysfunction and its Effect on Organizational Culture/Wellbeing
Leadership Dysfunction and its Effect on Organizational Culture/Wellbeing

Leadership Dysfunction and its Effect on Organizational Culture/Wellbeing

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“Leadership dysfunction and its effect on organizational culture/wellbeing”
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The problem Statement
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Research Question(s)/Hypotheses

List the research question that will lead to the development of the requirements in the study and steps for accomplishing the requirements. A research question informs the research design by providing a foundation for:

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Theoretical/Conceptual Framework

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(a) theory: theoretical base or conceptual framework,
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Significance of the Study

Provide one to two paragraphs, informed by the topic in the problem statement, which describe(s):

1. The value to the business/social impact.

2. Contribution to effective practice of business

3. Potential contribution to positive social change and improvement of business practice.


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The writer will bear in mind that the study is been carried out in Maryland and he can research and use any location in the State of Maryland in the U.S. A

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Leadership Dysfunction and its Effect on Organizational Culture/Wellbeing

Problem Statement

Failure to lead an organization effectively may signal a lack of trust in the workforce and may jeopardize the employee’s behavior towards work and the ability to perform. This may lead to inefficient working relations which might eventually catapult into the failure of the business (Petty et al., 2012). Creswell(2014) estimates that about 544,000 new businesses formations crop up each year; however,  the number of the busineses which fail are more tham=n those that are formed per year. Between 2012 and 2015, small businesses accounted for almost 98% of all the U.S. firms, their contribution to the gross demestic product (GDP) was nearly 37.8%, and they contributed about 54.9% of all the employees to the labor force (Silverman, 2013). The general business problem is that the effect of dysfunctional leadership to organizational culture continues to affect the progress and effectiveness of businesses (Dandira, 2012). The specific business problem is that small business firms lack strategies for ensuring functional leadership to affect progress and effectiveness of businesses

Purpose Statement

The purpose of this qualitative descriptve case study was to determine the entrepreneurial strategies that small retail busines leaders need to utilize to succeed in business beyond five years. Thereserch participants consisted of five companies or organization leaders located in the Baltimore, Maryland, with fewer than 50 workers that were profitable for at least five years. As of 2014, about 92% of the 209,103 small firms in Maryland had fewer than 50 employees, and 86% of the 209,103 establishments were located in Baltimore (Yin, 2012). Moreover, at least 15,497 of the 209,103small businesses were in operation for five years or more (Creswell, 2014). The region’s population contained over 100 study participants which made it be a suitable region for this research.


Qualitative methodology refers to the broadest sense to research that produces descriptive data – people’s own written or spoken words and observable behavior (Taylor, DeVault, & Bogdan, 2015).

The main goal of this qualitative exploratory case study is to determine the significance of dysfunctional leadership to organizational culture.


Research designs are kinds of inquiry in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed approaches that offer complete and precise direction for procedures in a research design (Creswell, 2013). This research will use a qualitative designs using a case study.

Targeted Population

The targeted population consists of five companies or organization leaders located in the Maryland.

Geographical Location

The focus of this research will be in Baltimore, Maryland. It will be conducted in companies located in the City.

Qualitative hypothetical example (case study).

Case studies are the design of inquiry found in numerous fields, particularly evaluation, in which the researcher develops an in-depth study and analysis of a case, often a program, activity, event, process or one or more persons. However, a case study is bounded by time and activity, and the researchers need to collect detailed data and information using a variety of data collection techniques over a sustained period of time (Yin, 2012).

Nature of Study

The qualitative studies, the usual designs are ethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology, and case study (Petty, Thomson, & Stew, 2012). Also, Myers (2013) stated that qualitative research method broadly explains the context, either social or cultural, within which people live. Moreover, qualitative research does not engage in statistical procedures; but, attempts to broaden and deepen the understanding of the causes or underlying reasons, opinions, and motivations (Creswell, 2014; Silverman, 2013).

According to Baškarada (2009), a qualitative case study is used for an in-depth investigation of a complex case which is gained by an extensive description of the analysis of the case. It is also considered as a whole and its context. Moreover, the advantageous stance of a case study in this research, allows the researcher to gain a deep holistic view of research problem than other approach used in qualitative research such as phenomenology or ethnography (Yin, 2014). Therefore, using a qualitative case study in this research will integrate, describe, understand and explain the situation that causes employees turnovers of several companies in Baltimore, Maryland, related to leadership dysfunction and its effect on organizational cultural/wellbeing.

Research Question

According to Petty (2012), using the word how or what, as the first word in a research question helped indicate that the design was a descriptive case study. The study had an overarching central research inquiry. The question proposed for this study was: What are the underlying factors of dysfunctional leadership in organizational culture?

 Theoretical or Conceptual Framework

This study adopts the following framework to conduct research about the effect of dysfunctional leadership to organizational culture. Alemu (2016) identified four key underlying variables namely: decision-making, modeling, organizational goal achievement, and meeting ethical expectations as  vital leadership characteristics that differentiate leaders of functional organizations/companies from those leading dysfunctional organizations/companies.

Organizational Goal achievement
Meeting ethical expectations

Figure 1. A graphical model of dysfunctional leadership as it applies to examining organization’s culture/wellbeing.

Significance of the Study

The result of this study will redound to the advantage of the society especially in the business sector as excellent leadership is very valuable in any company or business endeavor.  Thus, companies which apply the suggested approach derived from the result of this study will enable the companies to practice good leadership in an excellent manner. Managers and business owners will be guided on what they should be given more emphasized in relations to leadership and dealing with their employees to improve their business operations.

For the researcher, this will help him to uncover critical areas of the leadership of an organization or companies where some researchers were not able to explore. Thus, there could be new insights that can be provided after this research is done.

Dysfunctional dispositions may have produced significant behaviors in leaders that influence an employee’s aptitude and ability to function in an organization and endanger the success of the organization (Leary et al., 2013). Therefore, this study is conducted to assess how business owners able to control the risk of business failures due to dysfunctional leadership within the organization.


Baškarada, S. (2009). Information Quality Management Capability Maturity Model.

Wiesbaden: Vieweg+Teubner Verlag / GWV Fachverlage, Wiesbaden.

Creswell, J. (2013). Research Design. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.

Creswell, J. (2014). Research design (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage Publications.

Dandira, M. (2012). Dysfunctional leadership: organizational cancer. Business Strategy Series13(4), 187-192. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17515631211246267

Leary, T., Green, R., Denson, K., Schoenfeld, G., Henley, T., & Langford, H. (2013). The relationship among dysfunctional leadership dispositions, employee engagement, job satisfaction, and burnout. The Psychologist-Manager Journal. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/h0094961

Myers, M. (2013). Qualitative research in business and management (2nd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE.

Petty, N., Thomson, O., & Stew, G. (2012). Ready for a paradigm shift? Part 2: Introducing

qualitative research methodologies and methods. Manual Therapy17(5), 378-384. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2012.03.004

Silverman, D. (2013). Doing qualitative research. London, England: SAGE Publications.

  1. Alemu, D. (2016). Dysfunctional Organization: The Leadership Factor. Open Journal of Leadership05(01), 1-7.

Taylor, S., DeVault, M., & Bogdan, R. (2015). Introduction to qualitative research methods, 4th ed. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.

Yin, R. (2012). Applications of case study research. Los Angeles: Sage.

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