Graduate School of Business
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
virtual leadership, virtual communication, government leadership, transformational leadership
Showell, Crystal J., "Effectiveness of Government Leadership to Maintain Productivity in a Virtual Environment" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4933.
The purpose of this qualitative flexible design single case study was to expand the understanding of reasons behind the potential challenges of federal government leaders with maintaining employee productivity in a virtual environment. The general problem addressed was the challenges leaders face with maintaining employee productivity in a virtual environment, resulting in reduced organizational performance. The research included determining the driving factors in employee productivity in the federal government while in a virtual environment and determining if there was a specific leadership style to help maintain productivity and organizational performance. The research questions and sub-questions fully addressed the specific problem statement as they led to knowledge of why leaders face the challenges of maintaining employee productivity in a virtual environment and uncovered ideal leadership styles and behaviors to prevent or reduce failure. The findings of this study illustrated a complete understanding that leaders are still facing communication challenges from leading in a virtual environment but are finding successful styles and methods to overcome these challenges successfully. The results could assist individuals and leaders to understand and recognize practices leadership can use to maintain employee productivity in a virtual environment.