Linking leader social skills and organisational health to positive work relationships in local governments

Abraham Carmeli, Hedva Vinarski-Peretz

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Abstract

This study examines the links between leaders' social skills, organisational health (decline) and positive work relationships. In particular it tests whether leaders' social skills are more strongly associated to work relationships when the organisation's fiscal health is more precarious. Using data from both surveys and annual financial statements of 103 public sector organisations, the results indicate that a leader's social skills and organisational fiscal health are positively related to work relationships. However, the interactive effect of leaders' social skills and organisational fiscal health on positive work relationships was not significant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-169
Number of pages19
JournalLocal Government Studies
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Leadership
  • Organisational health and decline
  • Public sector
  • Social skills
  • Work relationships

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