A Case Study on Leadership and Employee Engagament in the Textile and Garment Industry


  • SJB Institute of Technology, Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Bangalore, India
  • University of Mysore, Professor, Bhadur Institute of Management Studies, Mysore, India
  • Bangalore Institute of Management Studies, Principal, Bangalore, India


The purpose of this conceptual paper is to analyze the contribution of effective leaders in building an engaged team with special reference to Indian textile & garment industry. It integrates the concepts of previously published (2001 - 2013) theoretical works. The paper highlights the importance of leaders in engaging the work force for higher organizational effectiveeness and provides approaches for the executives to foster the culture of creating employee value through leadership and designing appropriate HR practices. The theoretical work which is the base of this paper has sufficient application to the Indian Textile and garment industry. Employee Value Creation is the process of building an organization environment where the employees have continuous learning, challenging jobs, be competent day by day along with opportunities for growth and career advancement. Effective employee engagement results in employee retention, higher efficiency, reduced costs and wastes, value addition and enhanced organizational performance. The previous literature has focused on the employment creation, employee turnover, industrial disputes, discrimination with women employees and leadership styles. The research was conducted during the month of June 2015 by collecting secondary data. This paper explains the importance of leadership in engaging the employees on the task and employee value creation.


Effective leadership, Employee Value, Employee Behavior, Employee retention, Employee Engagement, Organization Performance, Textile and garment industry

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