Consensual commitment: A grounded theory of the meso-level influence of organizational design on leadership and decision-making

Paul Rowland, Ken Parry

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Abstract

This research examined the relationship between organizational design and leadership in decision-making teams. It used a grounded theory-based qualitative research design. The validity of the research was enhanced by data triangulation, wherein quantitative psychometric data augmented the qualitative data that are traditionally used. The research was based upon two organizations within the substantive setting of the knowledge industry. The higher order category of consensual commitment explained effective decision-making. At the meso-level of leadership modeling, organizational design influenced both leadership style and decision-making. Specifically, an organizational design that generated lateral job roles and a relational leadership orientation was found to enhance consensual commitment, and provided a level of assurance against dysfunctional team dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-553
Number of pages19
JournalLeadership Quarterly
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

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