Leading through Change: Kitoko People generates leadership study with FHNW

By Jasmine Luethi Februar 28, 2024

Jasmine Lüthi conducted a study as part of her master’s thesis for FHNW, titled „Leaders in a changing work environment – challenges and coping strategies.“ This work, supported by Kitoko People as a practice partner, investigates how leaders adapt to the rapidly evolving demands of the modern workplace.The study focused on the following main question: How do leaders deal with the challenges of a flexible and rapidly changing world?

Furthermore, the study focuses on the following questions:

  • What challenges do leaders experience in a flexible and rapidly changing world?
  • Which leadership behaviors do leaders find particularly helpful in dealing with these challenges?

Study overview

The study combines a comprehensive survey of 90 leaders with nine in-depth interviews with top executives, giving insights on challenges leaders experience in a flexible and rapidly changing world as well as which leadership behaviors do leaders find particularly helpful in dealing with these challenges.

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It emphasizes the importance of innovative leadership styles—such as transformational, servant, shared, digital, and agile leadership—that promote autonomy, collaboration, and meaningful engagement. This research underscores the necessity for adaptive leadership to successfully navigate the complexities of the modern digital landscape.

In an era defined by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA), the study offers crucial insights into modern leadership.

In today’s fast-paced world, the role of leadership is undergoing a significant transformation. With digitalization, the emerging future workforce and VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) conditions reshaping the business landscape, leaders are compelled to adapt to these changes. This study delves into how leadership styles are evolving to meet these challenges, focusing on the need for adaptability, innovation, and a deep understanding of various leadership theories.

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