Investigating Team Performance in Generation Y in Delhi (India)

  • Shalini Sahni
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Leadership and Followership book series (PASTLEFO)


The current study is built upon the work of Pearce et al. (Leadership, social work, and virtual teams: The relative influence of vertical vs. shared leadership in the nonprofit sector. In: Riggio RE, Smith-Orr S (eds.) Improving leadership in nonprofit organizations. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, pp 180–199, 2004) and extends this theoretical work on shared leadership at the organizational level of analysis by providing a rationale for what makes Generation Y perform. This study attempts to determine dimensions of shared leadership among Generation Y cohort as a means to enhance team performance and effectiveness in the “modern” organization. The data sample is collected from individuals born between 1980 and 1994 working in different organizations in Delhi (India); situational variables are controlled by age and city. Findings reveal team cooperation, climate for self-initiative, and empowerment as extrapolative predictors of shared leadership and that Generation Y in India does not prefer a“traditional” leadership model. The results have wide-reaching implications for followers and managers in leading roles, as they suggest that these aspects need to be considered when including the Generation Y cohort group in their followership.


Followership Generation Y Leaders Performance Shared leadership 


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  • Shalini Sahni
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  1. 1.Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Professional StudiesDwarkaIndia

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