Transformational Leadership Behavior & Situational Variables
No correlation is to be found between situational variables and transformational leadership behavior. The underlying notion is the main element on which the theory is dependent mostly; where, almost in all types of scenarios, similar behavior of the transformational leader can be seen. Although it was assured in the theory of Bass that for both of the firm and the followers, the transformational style is effective in all types of scenarios. To guarantee this perspective, a different number of studies were carried out by Bass.
These studies covered different companies worldwide and used different scenarios and authority levels. Conversely, it can be argued that it was proposed by different theorists that an efficient relationship between the followers and the leader can be formed if the situational variable is involved within the transformational style. Along with this, in comparison to technical foundations, a preference has been given to entrepreneurial culture with the unbalanced atmosphere by the anticipated situations. However, only a limited number of studies have perceived these elements, while the requirement of substantial evidence related to important variables still prevails. It will be quite fruitful if the intermediary variables are investigated for the different scenarios with respect to transformational behavior.
Further, it can be concluded that variances are presented with respect to each situation and each type of transformational behavior. In fact, it would be better if just one specific type of transformational behavior is applicable to all types of situations.
Consequently, it can be argued that for the purpose of identification of situational intermediary behavior, relying on appropriate measures for the leadership behavior, like diaries and observation can be more effective in comparison to the questionnaire. It can be further argued that in order to generate viable information about the aftermath variables, mediating variables, the behavior of a leader, and situational variables, liberated foundations must be involved in the research.
Field-test is are one of the best methods for testing different types of transformational behavior and their impacts, as a limited number of field experiments are available. Moreover, there is no sufficient amount of research is available where the situational and mediating variables have been evaluated.