Why are leaders necessary in our society? What does the society at large stand to benefit by having leaders in organizations? Well, the answer is fairly simple. Leaders help guide the way on how to do things. Without leaders, society may not be able to function properly. Since all of us are a part of capitalistic enterprise, leaders help show the way so that individuals can continue to live collectively and continue to provide basic amenities for their families. This stands true for leaders within an organization. Organizational leadership is a dual-focused management approach which is geared towards creating the best possible situation for individuals and collectively as a group as well as reflects an attitude or work ethic which helps empower an individual in any role to lead from the top, middle, or bottom of organizations.
Organizational leaders have great potentials therefore to create a positive change to the society at large. These leaders possess an amazing opportunity to positively influence the experiences individuals face in life. Given that a major portion of our lives are spent in the workplace, the experiences gained in this environment greatly influence interaction outside of the workplace. Leaders in an organization can tap on human potential and help liberate individuals to pursue personal and professional goals while allowing them to engage in fun. Letting achievements and fun coexist helps form a better society.
Good organizational leadership also seeks to help empower employees in an organization by allowing them to raise issues and voice out opinions. Doing so not only benefits the employees and the company but also the larger society. With an understanding that employees can have a voice which will be heard, there will be a growing sense of collectiveness. As such, they will develop a taste for voicing out issues which do not help the community and also develop individual skills which would be relevant for effective changes in the society. Seeking out opportunities for betterment will in turn leader to a more cohesive and peaceful society.
Organizational leadership which seeks to enhance the skills of its employees will also result in a better society overall. For instance, by empowering employees through higher education, job related training and so on, employees will be able to gain more awareness of things around them or gain more confidence in and out of the workplace. As such, when out in the society, these people will be aware of the workings of the society and will strive towards maintaining peace and harmony in the society. Organizational leadership also ensures that power disparities are minimised so that a didactic communication between leaders and employees exist. Employees will then feel involved and worthy. This in turn will lead to a society which is more harmonious in nature.