Most IT organizations cripple or bust not due to lacking human resource or technology but primarily due to lack of leadership. Innovation in the digital age comes from sharing of ideas and giving an opportunity to your workforce to be heard or share their ideas. Organizations with poor leaders usually have a homogeneous team of people with similar way of thinking and liking. This can create cognitive gaps in strategy and its execution. Furthermore, such leaders prefer surrounding themselves with people who are biased and have little interest in seeing the organization grow.
In any successful organization leadership is the key element. The work environment is stress free and employees have a sense of direction in achieving business goals. Usually such businesses perform better in satisfying its customer base. In comparison if your organization has poor leadership at various levels than you are bound to suffer from the following;
1. Low employee engagement and ownership of tasks.
2. Lack of communication within departments.
3. Poor moral forcing to accept culture of mediocrity.
4. Declining business performances and unhappy customers.
5. Thrusting own agendas on the employees.
6. Growing culture of negativity and biased decision making.
When poor leadership is in the hot seat of driving an organization it impacts all areas of business. The first sign is anergy in departments leading to low moral among the work force and forcing good employees either to pick up the slack or switch to a work environment where they can grow to achieve their goals. Once the top performers leave the organization those who stay behind get frustrated and eventually lose the energy to stay on top of things.