Examining the role of emotional intelligence between organizational learning and adaptive performance in Indian manufacturing industries

Rabindra Kumar Pradhan (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India)
Lalatendu Kesari Jena (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India)
Sanjay Kumar Singh (College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

Journal of Workplace Learning

ISSN: 1366-5626

Publication date: 10 April 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between organisational learning and adaptive performance. Furthermore, the study investigates the moderating role of emotional intelligence in the perspective of organisational learning for addressing adaptive performance of executives employed in manufacturing organisations.

Design/methodology/approach

The participants were selected through purposive sampling. The study has used established scales on organisational learning, emotional intelligence and adaptive performance to collect data from the respondents. Data were analysed through structural equation modelling using linear structural model (LISREL 8.72). Moderated regression analysis was carried out through a series of hierarchical models to test the hypotheses. The authors have followed the interaction graphs recommended by Aiken and West (1991) to check the moderating effect of emotional intelligence.

Findings

The result of the study indicates a significant relationship between organisational learning and adaptive performance. The significant moderation effect was observed in the interaction graph, wherein it was found that the relationship between organisational learning and adaptive performance was stronger among the executives with high levels of emotional intelligence and weaker for those having low levels of emotional intelligence.

Originality/value

The present study gains significance through highlighting the role of emotional intelligence in the perspective of organisational learning and, thus, offers insights to practitioners for addressing adaptive performance of employees.

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Citation

Rabindra Kumar Pradhan, Lalatendu Kesari Jena and Sanjay Kumar Singh (2017) "Examining the role of emotional intelligence between organizational learning and adaptive performance in Indian manufacturing industries", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 29 No. 3, pp. 235-247

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DOI

: https://doi.org/10.1108/JWL-05-2016-0046

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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