Influence of Servant Leadership and Organizational Structure on Employee Innovative Behaviour in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

  • Banji Rildwan Olaleye Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
  • Festus Taiwo Solanke Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
  • Olusoji Olusegun Ojo Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
  • Omoshalewa Maryam Fetuga Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
  • Oluwaseun Niyi Anifowose Girne American University, Cyprus.

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of Servant Leadership style on Innovative Behavior of Employees in tertiary institutions, analyzing information from 336 employees and 48 top management team using a convenience and purposive sampling technique in selecting a sample size of 384 from tertiary institutions in southwest, Nigeria. Findings unveil servant leadership and organizational structure positively relate to employee’s innovative behaviour while a nexus also exists between organizational structure and servant leadership. This research contributes to the infantile literatures on servant leadership style in promoting employees innovative work behaviour.


Keywords:  Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), Innovative work behaviour, Organizational structure, Servant leadership, Tertiary institutions, Nigeria.

Published
2021-04-22
How to Cite
OLALEYE, Banji Rildwan et al. Influence of Servant Leadership and Organizational Structure on Employee Innovative Behaviour in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 305-308, apr. 2021. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/1198>. Date accessed: 28 july 2021.