DOLE-BLE, PESOMAP Receive Research Paper on PESO Leadership

May 16, 2016
The Department of Labor and Employment Bureau of Local Employment (DOLE-BLE)  and the PESO Managers Association of the Philippines (PESOMAP) received their copies of the research paper on "Administrative Leadership and High Performance of Public Employment Services Offices (PESOs) in Philippine Local Government" from Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) PhD Leadership Studies Candidate Regina Reyes in formal submission ceremonies last April 18, 2016. The research explored the relationship of administrative leadership and high performance through a qualitative study. The research was based on case studies of five (5) Public Employment Services Offices (PESOs) that were awarded the National Best PESO Hall of Fame Awards under the nationwide Search for the Best PESO program of DOLE-BLE.

Results suggested that leadership actions that enable the administrative leader to get the support of the local chief executive, motivate subordinates, gain support from peers and colleagues, and enhance collaboration with external organizations and individuals increased the influence of the administrative leader in these relationships. The support of the local chief executive, competent personnel and assistance from external organizations and individuals were identified as enabling factors in the high performance of the PESOs.  Political intervention, funding and the temporary status of PESO personnel, including the PESO manager, were identified as hindering factors to high performance. Public service motivation, focus on performance and concern for individuals characterized administrative leaders of high performing units.  Based on these findings, a model for administrative leadership in Philippine local government was proposed which show that the administrative leader in Philippine local government, who undertakes leadership actions that increase the level of his/her influence in his/her various horizontal and vertical relationships, is able to achieve outcomes that enhance performance of the office.