New research published in Administrative Science Quarterly once again finds that it’s humility which can produce the best performance from an organization.
The finding comes from interviews with CEOs of 63 Chinese companies and around 1,000 of their employees (Ou et al., 2014).
They found that CEOs who were humble were more likely to empower the top management team, which in turn enabled the management team to be better integrated.
The empowering organizational climate then trickled down through the middle managers which increased their job performance, commitment and engagement with work.
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