Cultivating employee creativity through strategic internal communication: The role of leadership, symmetry, and feedback seeking behaviors

Yeunjae Lee, Jarim Kim

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Abstract

Using a survey of 405 full-time employees, this study examined how organizations’ internal communication influenced by leadership communication at the supervisory- and senior-levels impacts employee creativity and how employees’ feedback-seeking behaviors mediate these relationships. The results suggest that leadership communication at the supervisory and senior levels positively influence symmetrical internal communication system. The analysis also shows that symmetrical internal communication and leadership communication cause employees to seek more feedback from different interpersonal sources including supervisors, coworkers, and peers in other departments, which in turn enhances creativity. This paper concludes with a discussion of the theoretical and practical implications of these findings for public relations and internal communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101998
JournalPublic Relations Review
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021

Keywords

  • CEO communication
  • Employee creativity
  • Feedback-seeking
  • Leadership
  • Supervisory communication
  • Symmetrical communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Marketing

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