The Impacts of Leadership Style on Innovative Work Behaviour During Covid-19 Pandemic in Oman

Ali Bakhit Ali Fadhil, Mokana Muthu Kumarasamy, Zaharuzaman Jamaluddin, Samah M. A. Mubarak


Pandemics present different challenges for leaders, organizations, and subordinates. During the Covid19 pandemic, all organizations faced challenges, including constant regulatory changes, for social, business, and economic conversions to protection and safety. The important challenge highlighted by the pandemic is how leaders can inspire and retain creative work behaviour when all employees work from home, and what leadership style will help the company succeed and survive. On the other hand, the researcher looks to be in a unique position to explore the influence of the Covid19 pandemic on leadership style and innovative work behaviour. In the meanwhile, the earlier research explored the significant role of leadership on innovativeness and sustainability. 

By hiring managers from several industries across the Sultanate of Oman, this study explores the influence of leadership style on innovative work behaviour during the covid19 epidemic. For data collection, a quantitative method was adopted, with a structured questionnaire sent out through email to a randomly chosen sample of managers in two large cities. The researchers employed descriptive statistics and statistical inference to analyze the correlation and multiple regression using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 25.0. The key results of the research were that transformational leadership has a considerable beneficial influence on employee innovative work behaviour, but transactional leadership has no such effect.

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International Journal of Human Resource Studies  ISSN 2162-3058


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