Developing Future Omani Leaders: Linking Leadership Competencies Framework with Business Sustainability


Ali AlBalushi, Issa Salim and Asmawi, Arnifa and Ahmad, Abdul Aziz (2022) Developing Future Omani Leaders: Linking Leadership Competencies Framework with Business Sustainability. In: Postgraduate Social Science Colloquium 2022, 1 - 2 June 2022, Online.

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Background - The vision of Oman 2040 is the country roadmap for the coming two decades to overcome different challenges, retain pace with regional and global shifts, make and seize all kind of opportunities to encourage economic or business competitiveness and social well-being, catalyze the growth, and build dependability in all economic, social and developmental relations nationwide. (Ministry of Economy, 2019). On the other hand, Oman is facing rapid and sequential changes in many development aspects. The most challenging one is the economical sustainability for the post-oil era which is expected to affect the development and society. Furthermore, the climate change, shift in technological and scientific advances, digital globalization and cyberspace have turned the world into a global village, consequently creating new challenges in business and society. Moreover, it is expected that the climate change and demographic projections of population will weigh down the natural resources and business sustainability in Oman. (Ministry of Economy, 2019). Future leadership competencies represent major changes in the workforce composition and succession planning of many leaders which might be cause by multigenerational gap, digitalization, globalization, global networking and demographic change which adding a fair amount of complexity to how the organization work. New skills are required, and businesses need to move away from traditional and inflexible work structures that are simply no longer up to the challenges of rapidly changing work environments. (Monica Santana, Manuel J. Cobo, 2020). Purpose - The purpose of this study to build a new competencies framework model for future leaders considering the dramatic future changes, technological shift, generational and cultural shift, and global changes taking in mind the changes that fourth industrial revolution might happen and positive consequences of artificial intelligence and internet of things on the business leaders. The future will be smarter and faster and new set of skills have to be developed by the comping future generations leaders. This research topic has been significantly selected because it is important for organizations to keep their business smoothly transformed, grow, and reduce the risk on top management. The main emphasis in this study was to identify the most important issues about the developing next generation leaders to help the HR to better establishing leadership development strategies and its transformation programs and plans and all related issues. Design/methodology/approach - Data for this study will be collected through a series of in-depth focus group discussions and surveys and interviews. In addition, by analyzing some leading organizations in leadership development programs in Oman. The findings will indicate the significant role of HR professionals toward development of the current and future leaders to create best work HR practices in order to sustainable the business growth and be competitive in marketplace by having latest developed competencies framework model. Findings/Expected Contributions - Perceived incompetent leaders are negatively related to business growth and sustainability and positively related to leadership shift and development when overall leadership is down. But, under high leadership transformation, such negative attitudinal implications of apparent incompetent leaders are weakened. Research limitations - This study provides substantial contributions to the expanding research in the area of human capital especially the future leaders, as it investigates into the principal mechanisms transforming the leadership among generations for the purpose of business sustainability. Originality/value - This study is a unique of its kind to examine and recognizes the future generational leadership competency framework in Oman.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business Sustainability, Future Leaders, Leadership Competencies Framework, Oman leadership Model, Virtual Leaders, Leadership Generational Shift
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business > HF5546-5548.6 Office management
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2022 06:25
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2022 08:13


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