Facilitating team learning through transformational leadership

E. Raes, S. Decuyper, B. Lismont, P.G.C. van den Bossche, E. Kyndt, S. Demeyere, Filip Dochy

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Abstract

This article investigates when and how teams engage in team learning behaviours (TLB). More specifically, it looks into how different leadership styles facilitate TLB by influencing the social conditions that proceed them. 498 healthcare workers from 28 nursery teams filled out a questionnaire measuring the concepts leadership style, TLB, social cohesion and team psychological safety. Analysis was performed using structural equation modelling. The results of this cross-sectional study show that transformational leadership predicts TLB better then laissez-faire leadership, because transformational leadership is primarily related to team psychological safety and only secondarily to social cohesion while for laissez-faire leadership it works the other way around. Transformational leadership matters because it facilitates psychological safety in the team.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-305
Number of pages19
JournalInstructional Science
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Team learning
  • Team psychological safety
  • Social cohesion
  • Transformational leadership
  • Laissez-faire leadership
  • BUSINESS-UNIT PERFORMANCE
  • TRANSACTIONAL LEADERSHIP
  • CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP
  • EMPIRICAL-EXAMINATION
  • SOCIAL COHESION
  • CREATIVITY
  • INNOVATION
  • WORK
  • BEHAVIORS
  • MODEL

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Raes, E., Decuyper, S., Lismont, B., van den Bossche, P. G. C., Kyndt, E., Demeyere, S., & Dochy, F. (2013). Facilitating team learning through transformational leadership. Instructional Science, 41(2), 287-305. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11251-012-9228-3