Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Comparative Leadership Styles: Thailand and Australia

We have learnt from this project that organisational culture can be very influential when it comes to leadership styles (or effective leadership styles). Our team gathered data from public sector organisations in Australia and Thailand and analysed the data in 2012. The findings are interesting and are published in the latest issue of Asian Academy of Management Journal.
This is the abstract of the paper:
Leadership is deeply attached to culture. This study compares leadership styles in Thai and Australian public sectors. The data were collected from staff in public sector settings in Australia and Thailand. The results confirm four leadership styles that suit the public sector culture in both countries: communication-oriented, strategic thinking and planning, relationship building, and conflict management. In the Thai public sector system, leadership that focuses on goal orientation is ranked most highly: Australian public sector organisations focus on leadership that fosters equity among organisational members, creates a supportive environment in the workplace, and facilitates participation. It is evident from this study that significant distinctions between the organisational cultures of Thailand and Australia are matched by marked dissimilarities of preferred leadership styles. Thus, an understanding of local organisational culture is important for effective leadership at all levels.
A full version of this paper can be accessed at this link
Reference: Asian Academy of Management Journal, Volume 17, Issue 2.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Another reflections from the participants

This is the interview with P Sroy from the office of basic education commission, the Ministry of Education and P Pan from the Bureau of Human Resource.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Reflections from the participants

One aspect which is very important for the workshop is reflections from the participants. We have recorded some participants who agreed to have their ideas and voices shared with the public. They talked about the project and experiences they shared with other participants. Once again, we need to thank ATI for your continuous support.

3 students from Burapha University and full-time workers from private sector

Khun Preecha from the Ministry of Education, Thailand

Presentation from the class

This VDO is the presentation of K.Jor on King Rama V's leadership.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

More Photos from the Workshop

Dear Friends,

I have more photos to share with you.

                                                  Preparing a Chart to discuss leadership

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Research on Female Leadership in Thailand

Dear Friends from MOE and AEI,

It's been a while since we met and I would like to share with you a new piece of research on female leadership in the Thai context. Let me know if some ideas from this reading is applicable to your work.

The link to this article is