Leader’s reactions to radical creative ideas voiced by employees: The role of leaders achievement goals Reacties van leidinggevenden op radical creatieve ideeën van medewerkers

Roy B. L. Sijbom, Onne Janssen, Nico W. Van Yperen

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Abstract

We review three articles in which we examined how leader’s achievement goals affect their reactions to creative ideas voiced by their employees. Across a series of studies, we expected and found that leaders pursuing performance goals (to do better than others) tend to be less receptive and more opposing to voiced creative ideas than leaders pursuing mastery goals (to do better than they did before). We also present and discuss our findings on the underlying mechanisms that can clarify why performance goal leaders react differently than mastery goal leaders as well as the boundary conditions under which performance goal leaders respond in similar ways to mastery goal leaders. We conclude that leader’s achievement goals affect their reactions to voiced creative ideas and discuss the practical implications for leaders and organizations to get the most out of upward creative input.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-173
JournalGedrag en Organisatie
Volume28
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

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