Does Participative Leadership Foster Team Innovation? A Moderated Mediation Model
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Team innovation has become an important component of the organizational setting as such. It is therefore a critical and current topic to examine, by investigating the processes that lead to team innovation. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of participative leadership style and participative safety on team innovation. Moreover, the moderating effect of a team´s size was examined. An online questionnaire was conducted and answered by a total of 38 teams. In order to analyse the data, the statistical program SPSS and it´s addons AMOS and the Process Plugin (V3.3) by Hayes were used. The results show that both, participative leadership and participative safety, influence team innovation. Moreover, the present study suggests a mediating effect of participative safety on participative leadership and team innovation. However, the moderating effects of group size had no influence regarding the relationship of participative safety and team innovation. Future research should therefore focus on these verified processes and expand further.