The Impact of Leadership Styles on Employees' Motivation and Performance in The Public Sector

The implementation of a proper leadership style can contribute to the increase in motivation and performance among employees in the public sector. Understanding which leadership style to use will depend on many factors such as the function of the organization, the need of each employee, and the current situation of the organization. Based on information obtained through the literature review, this research paper proposes to develop a descriptive research design to analyze the impact of transformational and laissez-faire leadership on employees' motivation and workplace performance within the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS). The research study will utilize a mix-method research methodology to collect data from a sample of 600 employees and five executive managers. The results obtained from the study will help DPSS to incorporate leadership strategies that can benefit employees to increase their motivation and performance.