Organizational Climate as a moderator of the Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Creativity

Yıldız Şen M. L. , Dinç Elmalı E.

International Journal of Business & Management, cilt.2, sa.1, ss.76-87, 2014 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Cilt numarası: 2 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: International Journal of Business & Management
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.76-87


The interest is growing in the influence of transformational leadership on creativity at the organizational level. Transformational leaders increase the performance expectations and creativity levels of their followers. Recent studies showed that leaders’ behaviors have important effects on creativity level of the employees. Creativity is consisted of three levels as individual, group and organizational creativity. Transformational leaders have effects on the creativity of the subordinates. Moreover, organizational climate can be important variable for the individual creativity in organizations. In this study, we assumed that the relationship between transformational leadership and followers’ creativity moderated by organizational climate. The main purpose of this study is to examine the moderating role of organizational climate on the effect of transformational leadership on creativity. The survey is conducted on 178 employees in Istanbul, Turkey. As a result, there are significant moderating effects of cohesion climate dimension on the relationship between transformational leadership and followers’ creativity. In addition pressure factor of the organizational climate has a significant negative moderating effect on this relationship.