Transformational Leadership and its Relationship to Employee Job Motivation at the TACOM LCMC
Defense Acquisition University Sterling Heights United States
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The purpose of this study was to determine if employee job motivation increased when first-line supervisors embraced and exhibited Transformational Leadership skills within five TACOM- Life Cycle Management Command LCMC subordinate organizations TACOM Staff, Integrated Logistics Support Center ILSC, Materiel Systems Organization MSO, PEO Combat Support and Combat Service Support CS and CSS, and PEO Ground Combat Systems GCS. This research also determines if the employees gender, age group, andor years of civilian government service moderates the effects of Transformational Leadership on employee job motivation. These five subordinate organizations served as the primary stakeholders for this research and their workforce of approximately 4,820 employees. The survey responses received equated to 437 32 responses contained insufficient data for analysis responses. The completed survey responses used for the statistical analysis equated to 405 142 of these responses came from other organizations located on Detroit Arsenal. The researcher developed questions related to Transformational Leadership characteristics, which measured the extent to which first-line supervisors exhibited the following four primary dimensions of Transformational Leadership idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individual consideration. The researcher also developed questions related to these four primary dimensions of Transformational Leadership to gauge the employees level of job motivation and to determine if gender, age group, andor years of civilian government service moderate the impacts of transformational leadership on employees job motivation. The primary research findings affirmed a statistically significant relationship existed between Transformational Leadership and employee job motivation. For each point Transformational Leadership increased, employee job motivation increased by approximately 0.85 points.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations