عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: The present study aims to identify the consequences of leaders' ambiguity tolerance and design a comprehensive model of these consequences.
Methodology: This research has been done with a qualitative approach and content analysis method. The statistical population of study includes academic experts and executive experts of the Ministry of Petroleum who have experience in decision making and management in conditions of uncertainty. The statistical sample of study was nineteen people. The sampling was purposeful and performed by snowball method. Data were collected through interviews with experts. For data analysis, three-step Attride-Stirling coding and theme network analysis method were used.
Research Findings: After analyzing the data, the consequences of leaders' ambiguity tolerance were categorized into two comprehensive themes, individual and organizational consequences. Findings showed that individual consequences (cognitive, psychological and functional) along with organizational consequences (human resources, process, market and finance) provide a strong incentive for organizations to pay serious attention to the leaders' ambiguity tolerance and trying to improve it.
Limitations & Consequences: The study has been done in the Petroleum industry that has specific characteristics. So the generalization of results to other areas is challenging.
Practical implications: The model of leaders' Ambiguity Tolerance helps to better explain the importance and necessity of leaders' ambiguity tolerance.
Innovation or value of the Article: This article adds to the research in this field by identifying the consequences of leaders' Ambiguity Tolerance and providing a model of them.
Paper Type: Research Article