LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES FOR MANAGERS LEADING THE INDIAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
In today’s global economic turmoil, organizations are challenged every day to stay not only in competition but also ahead, for the sake of its stakeholders. It is the leaders of an organization who spearhead the changes and handle contingent situations. After the leaders, the employees are the core strength of an organization. The top management invest a lot to ensure a contented workforce. Employees in all levels, give importance to the way they are being treated- with respect and dignity. They demand that the compensation and remuneration they receive are justified and deserving. If there is a conflict of these situations, then an employee is under undue stress to perform better, even when not satisfied with the workplace- leading to emotional exhaustion, cynicism, feeling unaccomplished and physical strain. In short, the employee experiences burnout. In this research study, two leadership styles- authentic leadership and transformational leadership are analyzed with respect to their influence on an employee’s perception about organizational justice and the burnout experienced. The impact of these leadership styles in ensuring a positive perception of organizational justice in employees is studied along with their influence in reducing employee burnout. The role of organizational justice is studied in a mediating capacity.