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Führungsstile und ihre Relevanz für die Entwicklung der Mitarbeiter und das Verhältnis zur Führungskraft ; Ein Vergleich der Führungsstile sowie deren Auswirkungen bei der Bundeswehr und agilen Unternehmen der freien Marktwirtschaft

  • The goal of this research is to find out whether the hierarchical leadership style of the German Bundeswehr influences their soldiers in a way, that they develop certain competencies that are highly demanded in the agile companies in the free market economy. For this purpose, the following question was asked: In which ways does the leadership style of the German Bundeswehr influence the motivation of the soldiers, their ability to work in a team and the relationship to the direct leader? To be able to answer this question in a proper way, scientific literature was used to built a theoretical background. It was completed by a semi-structured, qualitative interview with an expert of the German Bundeswehr. With nearly three decades of experience, he is responsible for the coaching of leaders and has a broad knowledge about the leadership culture of the German Bundeswehr. Both, the literature and the expert are in agreement about the fact, that being a soldier is more than a job, but a calling. Being a soldier means living for the higher mission. Meaning, that the motivation for completing a task has to be higher than the one of civil workers, because it is based on intrinsic motivation. Also, in the Bundeswehr, it is essential to be able to work in a team, no matter if one has a sympathy for the others or not. In contrast to the agile way of team work, the military does not put a lot of effort in figuring out the best team constellation, but rather focus on the best way to achieve the goal. So, for the soldiers it is inevitable to be able to work in a team with all different kinds of people. Additionally, to be able to go through privation and hard times together, the soldiers build close connections among themselves and to their leaders. So, in comparison to a mostly professional relationship between colleagues and superiors in the free market, the soldiers often are friends in their personal life as well. Based on the mentioned findings, it is possible to expect soldiers to be attractive potential applicants for leading positions in agile organizations.

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Author:Miriam Erlinger
Advisor:Eva Kirner
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Year of Completion:2020
Granting Institution:Hochschule Furtwangen
Date of final exam:2020/06/30
Release Date:2020/07/02
Page Number:95
Degree Program:BMP - Business Management and Psychology
Functional area:Human Resource Management
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt