Who Else Wants to Work Innovatively? The Role of Transformational Leadership in the Workplace
Keywords:Transformational Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Innovative Work Behavior, Teachers, Innovation
This study aims to determine the effect of transformational leadership and job satisfaction as mediators on teachers' innovative work behavior. By using a quantitative approach, 212 teachers from senior high schools and vocational high schools in three suburbs of Bandung City, Indonesia, were involved in this study. The research model in this study was tested using PLS-SEM assisted by SmartPLS 3.2.9 for Windows software. The results indicate that transformational leadership has a positive and significant effect on innovative work behavior. Job satisfaction also played a significant role in mediating the relationship between transformational leadership and innovative work behavior. The findings also demonstrate that job satisfaction has a significant effect on innovative work behavior. Finally, this study proved that leadership is an indispensable factor in promoting innovative work behavior. These findings provide practical and theoretical contributions regarding the role of leadership in fostering a culture that values and pushes for innovation in the workplace.