Does workplace spirituality influence reflexivity in ongoing teams? Examining the impact of shared transformational leadership on team performance

Nandan Prabhu, Badrinarayan Srirangam Ramaprasad, Krishna Prasad, Roopa Modem

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Abstract

Purpose: This study explores the mediating influences of team reflexivity and workplace spirituality in the shared transformational leadership-team performance relationship. Design/methodology/approach: Adopting the cross-sectional research design, this study collected data from 130 ongoing teams working in India's information technology (IT) sector. The study collected data on shared transformational leadership by adopting the referent-shift consensus method while collecting data on team performance from managers. Thus, the study explored the relationships among the constructs of this research by using multi-source data. Findings: This study has shown that shared transformational leadership induces workplace spirituality and team reflexivity among team members. This research's results show that workplace spirituality mediates the shared transformational leadership-team performance and shared transformational leadership-team reflexivity relationships. This research has also demonstrated that team reflexivity mediates the shared transformational leadership-team performance relationship. Practical implications: Necessity to facilitate relational job design changes, knowledge sharing, intellectual stimulation is the primary managerial implication of this study. This study also articulates the need to pay attention to create organizational conditions for the emergence of workplace spirituality. Originality/value: This is the first study that has positioned shared transformational leadership and workplace spirituality as the antecedents of team reflexivity. This research has shown the value and limitation of team reflexivity in ongoing teams.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSouth Asian Journal of Business Studies
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Cultural Studies
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Marketing

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