From identity leadership to work commitment. How this relationship is moderated by mediated participation in decision-making and collective efficacy?
Dr Jérémy Lemoine, ESCP Europe Business School, United Kingdom
Communication Officer/ Policy Officer: Magdalena Hoszowska
Public Relations Officer: Ralitsa Karakasheva
Lead Statistician: David lzydorczyk
Data Analyst: Ayse Busra Topal
Junior Researcher: Aylin Köseoğlu
Junior Researcher: Felix Dübbers
Project Manager: Mafalda Fontinha Mascarenhas
Identity leadership describes that by sharing decision-making and giving autonomy to group members, especially for those who have a high level of collective self-efficacy, leaders can create a shared sense of social identity. It may galvanize their followers and lead to more work commitment. Additionally, the relationship with the supervisor influences the well-being of the employees as well as motivation and performance of the workers. In two studies, we aim to explore the mechanisms through which a leader who creates a shared group identity can increase work commitment. The goal is to provide practical guidelines for leaders in organisations to increase commitment. Also, the model can be transferred to other non-organisational contexts such as education, sports, politics or NGOs.