Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
This study's importance rests on its focus to discover whether individuals accurately perceive the leadership style of an organization through exposure to its nonverbal ecology, in this case the lobby/reception area. Leadership style is reflected in "the social dimensions of organizations, such as patterns of communication (frequency and occurrence of various kinds of inter- and intradepartmental, formal and informal, interactions), perceptions of participation in decision making, and job autonomy." More simply stated, leadership style reflects the manner in which work is completed throughout the organization due to the relationships that exist between leaders and followers.
Feriozzi, Dominick S., "Outsiders' perceptions of an organization's leadership through exposure to its nonverbal ecology" (1998). Honors Theses. 1117.