Transformational Leadership: A Multiple Mediation Model of its impact on Employee Creativity
This study aimed to explore a comprehensive model to address the indirect impact of transformational leadership (TL) on employee creativity (EC). Study proposed three serial mediators; innovation climate (IC), creative self-efficacy (CSE), and follower relational identification (FRI). A self-administered questionnaire survey was conducted from employees of IT and telecom sector. Smart PLS-SEM 3.2.9 was used to measure direct and indirect analysis. The findings of this study reveals a positive link between TL and EC. Moreover, IC, CSE and FRI is found to mediate the direct relationship. The present study contributes to the existing literature by identifying the missing links in the form of IC, CSE, and FRI between TL and EC. More mechanisms are suggested to enrich the existing framework by adding mediators as well as moderators. As results show that EC is promoted through TL, so findings are valuable for managers to invest in training of supervisor’s TL to find out the extent of potential to become a TL. The study suggested the dire need of organizations to focus on inculcating innovation climate in order to achieve desired creativity results.