Assessing the impact of Authentic Leadership and Team Climate on Innovative Work Behavior within Self-managed teams in IT Organizations
Rajeesh Viswanatha1, Divya Lakshmi2

1Dr. Rajeesh Viswanathan, Department of International Business, School of Management, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Divya Lakshmi, Department of International Business, School of Management, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 04 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 27 August 2019 | PP: 329-333 | Volume-8 Issue-2S4 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10620782S419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1062.0782S419
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Abstract: Purpose: The main aim of this study is to assess the role played by Authentic Leaders in the follower’s perspective, The study constructs of Team Climate on Innovative Work Behaviour within Self manged teams in IT organisations. Design/Methodology/Approach: The sample data has been obtained from five major IT organizations in Chennai and Bangalore region. Selected organizations mainly comprise of the Software Developer’s Team under the Self-Managed Team base. Findings: Authentic leadership develops the feeling of trust among the team members and facilitates a conducive climate. Only in such scenarios it would lead to affirmative discussion and optimistic criticism which would enable to overcome lacunas if any. Conducive climate develops the trust and confidence among the team members where by employees gain the confidence of trying innovative ideologies. Implications: To create such an environment organization should create an ideal structure with maximum work autonomy along with accountability and responsibility. In other words, hygiene factors coined by Herzberg should be existing only then we can motivate the employees. Scope: The study involves only one particular form a leadership style whereas the study can be examined under various forms of leadership styles, Ekvall and Arvonen in the year 1994 identified a blend of leadership style which exhibited the leadership style possessing traces of three different leadership styles.
Keywords: Authentic Leadership, Team Climate, Innovative Work Behaviour, Self Manged Teams, Trust.
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