Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24106
Authors: 
Rappe, Christoph
Zwick, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 05-13
Abstract: 
This study analyses the competence gaps of lower-level managers in a typical manufacturing plant in Germany that had recently introduced a teamwork structure. Results indicate that the managers have difficulties with their new leadership-related tasks. Higher levels of leadership competence are found to be associated with better acceptance as a manager by superiors, but not by subordinates, better interaction with both subordinates and superiors, and with higher job satisfaction. Finally, a quasi-experiment shows that a combination of workshops and individual coaching had measurable effects on leadership competencies and partly improved identification with the managerial role. In terms of methodology, a new format of self-assessments is suggested for a more valid measurement of competencies.
Subjects: 
Leadership skills
first line managers
training
experiment
JEL: 
J24
C93
M12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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