DOES A SUPERVISOR’S TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP STYLE INFLUENCE WORK ENGAGEMENT OF REMOTE WORKING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYEES?
Modern businesses are moving toward more sustainable ways of operating by using the strength of their employees to accomplish their goals and are engaging their employees to be involved in different activities to make sure they are committed to the company. Positive employee engagement is related to an increase in terms of organizational performance, financial advantages, and attrition reduction. Organizations currently operate in a global setting with a culturally varied workforce and a significant increase in remote working situations. Leaders or supervisors who can instigate change and motivate their followers despite times of environmental instability are crucial in the context of today's highly complicated and dynamic business world. Transformational leaders are leaders who can initiate change and inspire followers in today's complicated, dynamic corporate environment. Most organizations are adopting Information Technology to make workers work remotely, and most superior-subordinate interaction and communication is handled via technology. The research examined the influence of transformational leadership style on work engagement among Information Technology (IT) personnel in South India who work remotely. 419 remote working IT personnel were sampled using a simple random method at chosen IT organizations in South India. The study's conclusions showed a significant positive association between transformational leadership and work engagement of remote employees. The transformational leadership style has an effect on the work engagement of employees who work remotely, according to the analysis of the data using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) with AMOS. The research makes a substantial contribution to the area by investigating the relationship between supervisor’s transformational leadership and work engagement of employees who work remotely. Supervisors may utilize the findings of this study's recommendations to support, facilitate and improve the level of engagement at work among remote employees.
Transformational Leadership, Supervisor, Work Engagement, Remote Working, Information Technology