AUTOCRATIC LEADERSHIP TECHNIQUE AND ORGANIZATIONAL RESILIENCE OF AGRO FIRMS IN RIVERS STATE
Keywords:Autocratic Leadership Technique, Organisational Resilience, Capability, Innovation, Adaptability
This Study investigated Autocratic Leadership Techniques and Organisational Resilience of Agro Firms in Rivers State. The researcher examined three basic techniques of leadership: autocratic, democratic and laissez-faire technique. The study was anchored on episthormology as the philosophical underpinning. The research design the study adopted was co-relational survey. The population of the study was 110 with a sample size of 80 employees of selected agro firms in Rivers State. Simple random technique was used on this study. The major source of data collection was structured questionnaire with 4 Likert scale was used as main source of data collection. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions whereas PPMCC was used to analyse the hypotheses with the help of SPSS model. Findings of the study revealed that democratic leadership and laissez –affaire techniques has a very high positive significant relationship with innovation, adaptation and capability of agro firms in Rivers State. The finding of the study indicated that autocratic technique has a high negative relationship with innovation, adaptation and capability of agro firms in Rivers State. The study pointed that organisational culture has significant influence on autocratic leadership techniques and organisational resilience of agro firms in Rivers State. The study therefore recommended that leaders and managers of firms should practice democratic and laissez –affaire techniques, and avoid autocratic technique to overcome organisational situations where necessary for the success of the firm. The organisational culture should not be too rigid rather flexible to accommodate changes arising from business environment.