Team Leadership and Organizational Performance of Non-Governmental Agricultural Organizations in Kenya


  • Jerrussah O. Ngeresa The Management University of Africa, Kenya
  • Dr. Patricia Chemutai The Management University of Africa, Kenya



Team leadership is critical to ensuring that employees are aligned with the organization's vision and goals. Agriculture NGOs are usually tasked with promoting sustainable agricultural practices, providing support to farmers, and enhancing food security. To achieve these objectives, agriculture NGOs must rely on effective team leadership to mobilize resources and ensure that teams work together cohesively to achieve common goals. This study sought to examine the effect of team leadership on organizational performance in non-governmental agricultural organizations in Kenya. The specific objectives are to examine the effect of employee collaboration, team coaching, team motivation, and team communication on organizational performance in non-governmental agricultural organizations in Kenya. The theories informing the study include the Team Leadership Model, Social Learning Theory, Expectancy Theory, and Communication Accommodation Theory. The research design that was employed in this study is a descriptive research design. The study population target was 47 Non-Governmental Agricultural Organizations in Kenya. The unit of observation was the top, middle, and lower-level management. Stratified random sampling was used to select the 105 respondents from the 47 Non-Governmental Agricultural Organizations. Primary data was collected through the administration of questionnaires. The study used both descriptive and inferential statistics. The multiple linear regression model was used to measure the relationship between the independent variables and the dependent variable that are explained in the model. The findings indicated that employee collaboration, team coaching, team motivation, and team communication were positively and significantly related to organizational performance. The study's conclusions underscore the significance of effective employee collaboration, team coaching, team motivation, and team communication in influencing the organizational performance of non-governmental agricultural organizations in Kenya. These findings emphasize the importance of fostering a collaborative and communicative work environment while leveraging coaching and motivation strategies to enhance team dynamics and overall organizational outcomes. The study recommends that non-governmental agricultural organizations in Kenya focus on cultivating effective employee collaboration through cross-functional teams, knowledge sharing, and a cooperative culture. Additionally, optimizing team coaching practices, adopting motivational strategies, and prioritizing effective team communication are advised to enhance organizational performance.

Keywords: Communication Accommodation Theory, organizational performance, team leadership

Author Biographies

Jerrussah O. Ngeresa, The Management University of Africa, Kenya

 Postgraduate Student, Management University of Africa

Dr. Patricia Chemutai, The Management University of Africa, Kenya

Lecturer, Management University of Africa


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How to Cite

Ngeresa, J. O., & Chemutai, P. (2023). Team Leadership and Organizational Performance of Non-Governmental Agricultural Organizations in Kenya. Journal of Human Resource & Leadership, 7(5), 118–132.