The Effects of a Transformational Leadership Style and Technological Innovation on Crisis Management
Transformational leadership shows a strong influence and impact on the relationship with crisis management. Technological innovation is an iterative procedure started by the impression of a new market and/or new service opportunity for a technology-based invention. This study focuses on the effects of a transformational leadership style and technological innovation on crisis management; This hopes to bridge the gap in its application to local government units. The study aimed to examine the effects of a transformational leadership style and technological innovation on crisis management of the different Local Government Units (LGUs) in the Province of La Union. The key informant interviews were delivered among thirty-three (33) respondents, twenty (20) mayors or municipal heads and thirteen (13) board members. With this purpose, the mixed method was employed by combining qualitative and quantitative data gathering procedures using De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats. The findings revealed: (1) the negative effects of being a transformational leader who is technologically innovated in crisis management, (2) the disadvantages of using technology in crisis management, and (3) some of the technological challenges during crisis management. It implies that local government officials need to significantly improve these, especially in the context of transformational leadership style and technological innovation in crisis management. Hence the researcher develops recommendations.
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