The purpose of this quantitative, correlational research study was to determine if the leadership behaviors of business leaders and IT leaders affected alignment and project outcome. Researchers and practitioners alike have indicated that alignment between the organization's business functions and IT function continues to inhibit the business from reaching its full potential. As a result of misalignment between IT and the different functional areas, organizations continues to spend billions of dollars each year on IT related projects with continued failure rates as high as 30%, and 45% of all IT related projects experiencing delayed implementation. This study assessed business and IT leaders in two organizations to determine how two leadership styles: initiation of structure and consideration affected business and IT alignment and project outcome. This research used the LBDQ-XII and a demographics questionnaire to collect data from participants to evaluate the leadership styles in the participating organizations.
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 70/03, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Alignment, Business leaders, IT projects, Information systems, Information technology, Leadership, Project outcome|
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