Teaming, in combination with the drive to complete work virtually has exploded on the enterprise scene over the last two decades. This paradigm shift has precipitated the need for leaders to better understand the impact of the virtual teaming work environment on leadership methodology. Within leadership methodology a major component is the recognition of the effect and fostering of emotional intelligence within the workforce. This study explores a series of transformational leadership traits which can be directly related to the enhancement and specific needs associated with emotional intelligence factors. The study specifically focuses on workers who complete the majority of their work within information technology driven virtual work environments as members of virtual work teams. The study investigates the levels of exposure the members of the study group have experienced relative to these leadership activities and the importance the members assign to these same activities. The study also investigates any impact to the data which might be related to the participant’s gender, level within the organization, and years of employment.
Hitson, Michael Charles
"Emotional Intelligence Founded Transformational Leadership Traits: The Impact of Gender, Tenure, and Organization Position Among Virtual Workers,"
Journal of the North American Management Society: Vol. 5:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jnams/vol5/iss1/5