Dyah Gandasari, Diena Dwidienawati, David Tjahjana
Leaders direct and motivate their teams to accomplish the organization's goals. Among the 66 leadership styles indicated transformational leadership is the most emphasized, which has been growing rapidly since the 1990s, especially in studies that investigate how these studies promote better performance in organizations. However, the different situation requires a different type of leadership. However, the different situation requires a different type of leadership. Generation Z just recently entered the workforce, and with their different characteristics, the organization needs to deal with them differently. There were significant discrepancies among the different generations on preferred leadership styles. This study aims to see what the effective leadership style for Generation Z is. A qualitative study with structured questionnaires involving 401 participants was conducted. Collected data were analyzed by NVivo. The study showed that the effective leadership style for Gen Z is the combination of Transformational Leadership and Servant Leadership. It is transformational leadership minus challenge and stewardship.
Gen Z, leadership, transformational, servant
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Dyah Gandasari, Diena Dwidienawati, David Tjahjana. (2023) Gen Z, which one: Transformational or Servant Leadership?. International Journal of Economics and Management Systems, 8, 68-78