The Role of Administrative Leadership in Supporting Culture of Quality and Excellence Based on Kaqa Excellence Model: An Implementation Study
Based on the King Abdullah Quality Award (KAQA) excellence model, this study seeks to understand management leadership's role in supporting quality and excellence. The study applied in Saudi Electricity Company, estimated to have (33957) employees in all Saudi Arabian branches (KSA). The current study used a constructed questionnaire with 32 items spanning six dimensions. The first dimension assesses management leadership's role in determining the company's strategic direction, while the second assesses management leadership’s role in monitoring the management system and institutional performance. On the other hand, the third dimension is about the enhancement of the relationship with all in concern. The fourth dimension aims to assess management leadership's role in promoting a company culture of quality, excellence, and innovation. The fifth dimension is the measurement of a management leadership role in implementing governance and social responsibility. The last dimension is the measurement of a management leadership role in managing changes, risks, and crises. The current study found statistically significant differences between participants in an administrative leadership role in monitoring, reviewing management system, and institutional performance. Thus, the organization should evaluate administrative leadership's role in management. Administrative leadership also fosters quality, excellence, and creativity. This demonstrates the need for leadership to review, develop, and improve the company's strategic direction.