The article discusses a study that explores the leadership styles of heads of departments (HODs) in higher education institutions and their effect on innovative work behavior. The article highlights the importance of leadership in advancing innovative behaviors in an organization and recommends that more empirical research be done on the behaviors that academic leaders should exhibit to improve innovative work behavior.
- The article aims to investigate the different leadership styles in higher education institutions and their relationship with innovative work behavior, with a focus on heads of departments.
- Innovative work behavior is crucial for organizations to gain a competitive edge, and leadership is crucial in advancing innovative behaviors.
- Previous research has mainly focused on the association between leadership and employee performance, creating a research gap concerning academic leaders considered knowledge-intensive employees.