Leading local government during COVID-19: An empirical finding from Ghana

Published: Jul 6, 2022


Purpose: This is to look into the impact of leadership on employee output in the local governance sector during the COVID – 19 Era.

Research Methodology: A quantitative and descriptive approach, as well as a census method, were used to sample 220 employees. A structured questionnaire was used to gather data, multiple linear regression was used to test hypotheses, and SPSS version 20 was used to input, process, and analyze data.

Result: The findings demonstrate that visionary, laissez-faire, and servant leadership styles have a considerable impact on staff output. Furthermore, employees' output is unaffected by autocratic and charismatic leadership styles.

Limitation: The research only investigated five different types of leadership styles. Within the central region, it was similarly limited to only one metropolitan assembly.

Contribution: It was demonstrated by the theory that under the local government, some various forces and situations drive the organization's activities; thus, leadership should be ready to change and dynamically position themselves to handle issues that arise.

1. Employees’ output
2. Leadership
3. Leadership styles
4. Local government
Godson Kwame Amegayibor
How to Cite
Amegayibor, G. K. (2022). Leading local government during COVID-19: An empirical finding from Ghana. Annals of Human Resource Management Research, 2(1), 43–58. https://doi.org/10.35912/ahrmr.v2i1.1000


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