Research on generational differences within the field of organizational behavior has grown over the years. This growth has resulted in the recognition that generational characteristics play a significant role in how employees prefer to be led and managed. The present study explores what leadership behaviors are more valued by members of the Generation Z using data obtained from a unique sample of 1,188 high schools students in Italy. Our results indicate that both transformational and transactional leadership are the preferred leadership styles of Generation Z while the laissez-fair leadership style is the least desired.

What Kind of Leaders Will Generation Z Want? An Exploratory Study of Preferred Leadership Styles Among the Next Generation of Employees in Italy

Sammarra Alessia
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2020-01-01

Abstract

Research on generational differences within the field of organizational behavior has grown over the years. This growth has resulted in the recognition that generational characteristics play a significant role in how employees prefer to be led and managed. The present study explores what leadership behaviors are more valued by members of the Generation Z using data obtained from a unique sample of 1,188 high schools students in Italy. Our results indicate that both transformational and transactional leadership are the preferred leadership styles of Generation Z while the laissez-fair leadership style is the least desired.
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