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Leveraging culture and leadership in crisis management

Leveraging culture and leadership in crisis management The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship of organizational culture, leadership and crisis management through exploration of these three constructs with respect to crisis management.Design/methodology/approachIn this paper, a conceptual framework has been proposed that is based on the literature findings of organizational culture, leadership and crisis management. Two types of cultural elements are used; internal versus external focus and low versus high flexibility. Organizational crisis management process is explained through the five-stage life cycle, including signal detection, prevention, damage containment, recovery and learning. Four types of leadership are included; directive, transactional, cognitive and transformational that are critical during crisis management. Five research propositions have been proposed for each stage of crisis management.FindingsFive research propositions have been proposed based on the stages of crisis management.Research limitations/implicationsThe conceptual framework needs to be tested for validity. More research is needed on how changing demographics and technology affect these constructs. Organizations need to develop through reflective practices that focus on leadership competencies and crisis-prone culture to tackle any crisis event.Practical implicationsOrganizations need to develop leadership competencies and crisis-prone culture. Organizations needs to be reflective on their practices.Originality/valueThe proposed conceptual framework is an expanded version of the crisis response leadership matrix (CRLM) model of Bowers et al. (2017). In this paper, an unique concept is presented by aligning leadership, culture and crisis management with respect to each stage of crisis management and types of crisis. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Training and Development Emerald Publishing

Leveraging culture and leadership in crisis management

European Journal of Training and Development , Volume 43 (5/6): 16 – Jun 20, 2019

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2046-9012
DOI
10.1108/ejtd-10-2018-0109
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship of organizational culture, leadership and crisis management through exploration of these three constructs with respect to crisis management.Design/methodology/approachIn this paper, a conceptual framework has been proposed that is based on the literature findings of organizational culture, leadership and crisis management. Two types of cultural elements are used; internal versus external focus and low versus high flexibility. Organizational crisis management process is explained through the five-stage life cycle, including signal detection, prevention, damage containment, recovery and learning. Four types of leadership are included; directive, transactional, cognitive and transformational that are critical during crisis management. Five research propositions have been proposed for each stage of crisis management.FindingsFive research propositions have been proposed based on the stages of crisis management.Research limitations/implicationsThe conceptual framework needs to be tested for validity. More research is needed on how changing demographics and technology affect these constructs. Organizations need to develop through reflective practices that focus on leadership competencies and crisis-prone culture to tackle any crisis event.Practical implicationsOrganizations need to develop leadership competencies and crisis-prone culture. Organizations needs to be reflective on their practices.Originality/valueThe proposed conceptual framework is an expanded version of the crisis response leadership matrix (CRLM) model of Bowers et al. (2017). In this paper, an unique concept is presented by aligning leadership, culture and crisis management with respect to each stage of crisis management and types of crisis.

Journal

European Journal of Training and DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 20, 2019

Keywords: Leadership; Leadership styles

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