Employee’s Participation in Decision Making and Manager’s Encouragement of Creativity: The Mediating Role of Climate for Creativity and Change


This paper examined the relationships among employee’s participation in decision making (PDM), manager’s encouragement of creativity (MEOC) and employee’s creativity (CTY) and the role of climate for creativity and change (CLT) as a possible mediator among the relationships. Multisource data was collected from 206 employees and their managers. The results indicated that employee’s participation in decision making and manager’s encouragement of creativity were positively related with employee’s creativity. Support was also found for the role of climate for creativity and change as a partial mediator. Findings suggested that employee’s creativity was positively related with employee’s participation in decision making and manager’s encouragement of creativity through climate for creativity and change.

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Zubair, A. , Bashir, M. , Abrar, M. , Baig, S. and Hassan, S. (2015) Employee’s Participation in Decision Making and Manager’s Encouragement of Creativity: The Mediating Role of Climate for Creativity and Change. Journal of Service Science and Management, 8, 306-321. doi: 10.4236/jssm.2015.83033.

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