© 2017, © Federico R. León, Oswaldo Morales, Juan D. Ramos, Álvaro Goyenechea, Paul A. Rojas, José Meza and Andrés Burga-León. Purpose: Call centers generate stress and absenteeism in staff and the literature suggests that people-oriented leadership is the right way of supervision for such a situation. This study compared its effects versus those of other types of leadership. Methodology: Absentee data of 379 representatives of customer services of a Peruvian call center were analyzed and the representatives answered a questionnaire about the Framework of Values in Competition and its four types of leadership. Day and night work shifts were compared. Results: It was observed that absenteeism declines with people-oriented leadership, although only during the day shift, and the addition of leadership oriented to change, results and control devalues models. Limitations/implications: Future studies should cover the performance of the worker. The findings suggest a need to re-focus the theoretical focus on environmental contingencies that affect leadership effectiveness. Originality/value: Leadership theorists will ask themselves in what circumstances the multiple leadership is effective. Call center managers will appreciate the organizational value of people-oriented leadership at the first level of supervision.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
León, F. R., Morales, O., Ramos, J. D., Goyenechea, Á., Rojas, P. A., Meza, J., & Burga-León, A. (2017). Liderazgo orientado a la gente en call centers. Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science, 154-167. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEFAS-03-2017-0058