A Study on the Influence of Servant Leadership on Followers' Knowledge Sharing and Creativity through Affective Commitment

서번트 리더십이 조직 구성원의 지식공유와 창의성에 미치는 영향: 정서적 몰입의 매개효과

  • 권상집 (동국대학교 경영계열 경영학부)
  • Received : 2015.01.30
  • Accepted : 2016.03.14
  • Published : 2016.03.31

Abstract

This study empirically investigated the relationships between servant leadership and key variables (knowledge sharing and individual creativity), and the mediating effect of affective commitment with the survey of 213 Korean employees. Based on the sample of 213 employees, the empirical results are as followings; (1) Servant leadership is positively related to affective commitment, knowledge sharing, and creativity. (2) Affective commitment partially mediates the relationship between servant leadership and knowledge sharing. (3) Affective commitment partially mediates the relationship between servant leadership and creativity. In conclusion, this study confirmed that the servant leader and members with the affective commitment may be best qualified for knowledge sharing and creative performance. When employees recognize that their managers follow the characteristics of servant leadership, then the employees are more likely to absorb in their task, which increases creative performance and knowledge accumulation. Based on the results, this study suggests an ample implication for leaders in any organization to boost their relationships with followers and to enhance their knowledge sharing and creative idea for the growth of organization.

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