The effects of knowledge sharing and person-organization fit on the relationship between transformational leadership on innovative work behavior.Heliyon. 2021 Jun; 7(6):e07334.H
Previous studies reveal a gap in the literature regarding the role of knowledge-sharing behavior and person-organization fit as mediating variables in assessing the impact of transformational leadership on innovative work behavior. Additionally, some studies show that transformational leadership and person-organization fit influence innovative work behavior, while other studies have found that they do not. This study investigates the effects of transformational leadership, person-organization fit, and knowledge-sharing behavior on teachers' innovative work behavior and explores the role of knowledge-sharing behavior and person-organization fit as mediator variables. The study utilizes the partial least squares (PLS)-structural equation modeling (SEM) method to analyze data from 260 private elementary school teachers in South Jakarta, Indonesia. The result showed that transformational leadership does not positively affect innovative work behavior directly; however, the effect of transformational leadership on innovative work behavior becomes positive through knowledge-sharing behavior. Person-organization fit and knowledge-sharing behavior are shown to affect innovative work behavior positively, although the mediating variable did not increase the effect of person-organization fit on innovative work behavior.