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Leader mindfulness and employee innovative work behaviour: a mediated moderation model

Chitra Khari (FORE School of Management, New Delhi, India)
Aneet Bali (FORE School of Management, New Delhi, India)

European Journal of Innovation Management

ISSN: 1460-1060

Article publication date: 30 September 2022

Issue publication date: 26 March 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

The study aims to investigate the influence of leader mindfulness on employee innovative work behaviour mediated by work engagement and moderated by employee learning orientation.

Design/methodology/approach

That data set of 337 was collected from full-time working professionals from IT industry in India through survey design. The proposed mediated moderation model was tested through Process Macro.

Findings

The findings highlighted the positive role of leader mindfulness in enhancing employee innovative work behaviour. Furthermore, the authors found that this relationship was partly mediated by work engagement and moderated by employee learning orientation. Results suggested that the relationship between work engagement and innovative work behaviour was stronger for employees who score high on learning orientation.

Originality/value

The main contribution of the study lies in delineating the interpersonal lens of mindfulness at workplace, particularly the leader–employee interface. It offers a more nuanced delineation of the process through which leader mindfulness encourages employee innovative work behaviour.

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Acknowledgements

The authors are thankful to the reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions. Additionally, the infrastructural support provided by the FORE School of Management, New Delhi in completing this paper is gratefully acknowledged.

Citation

Khari, C. and Bali, A. (2024), "Leader mindfulness and employee innovative work behaviour: a mediated moderation model", European Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 27 No. 3, pp. 962-980. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJIM-02-2022-0064

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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