Vinsamlegast notið þetta auðkenni þegar þið vitnið til verksins eða tengið í það: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/16205
Leadership in general has been shown to play a major role in improving the bottom line for organizations. However, empirical evidence has been lacking in some fields and servant leadership is one of them. Therefore, this present study was designed to shed a light on the potential relationship between servant leadership and organizational performance. Organizational performance can be defined in various ways, but in this present study, it was defined as goal obtainment in the human resource measurements, attrition and absenteeism. This present study was aimed to answer the question; are there signs of a better organizational performance in the presence of servant leadership? Two samples of total 232 participants from two previous studies on servant leadership in Icelandic healthcare organizations were compared and explored in relation to measures on organizational performance in the same settings. These two previous studies had measured the presence of servant leadership with the Servant Leadership Survey. Existing hospital data of the routinely measured attrition and absenteeism, that took place at the same time as the servant leadership was measured, was obtained and examined. The data was then compared to the measured score of servant leadership within its organization. The results of this present study display better organizational performance in terms of the human resource measurements, attrition and absenteeism, where servant leadership behavior is measured higher. This is in line with previous studies, but further research is needed to explore in depth this relationship.
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