Understanding Common Competencies of Intercultural Followership

By: Abdurrahim Hocagil  

Followership has recently been accepted and studied phenomenon as an essential component of leadership processes. However in a global leadership literature it has not yet found itself as an area of interest by researchers. Therefore the purpose of this grounded theory pilot study is to explore the experiences of intercultural followers and their perceptions of the common competencies necessary to be part of a global organization and how their intercultural followership competencies have an influence on their organizations’ leadership style. Based on the findings of this grounded theory pilot study; 3 global followership themes emerged that are "being a team player," "being self-organized and self-disciplined," and "to be able to create relationships." Additionally, possible effects of such competencies on global leadership processes were determined for intercultural followers as; "working smart," and for global leaders as avoidance of macro management. The themes and concepts that were emerged from the conducted pilot study provided some important indications for future research.

Global Leadership, Followership, Teamwork
Organizational Cultures
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Abdurrahim Hocagil

PhD Candidate, Collage of Professional Studies, Indiana Institute of Technology, United States
United States