High-involvement HRM and innovative behaviour: The mediating roles of nursing staff's autonomy and affective commitment

  • Aims: The purpose of this paper was to investigate the relationship between high-involvement human resource management, autonomy, affective organisational commitment and innovative behaviours of nursing staff who care for elderly clients. Background: Nursing teams are increasingly required to demonstrate innovative behaviours that enhance care quality. Nursing leaders need to create environments where nursing staff have sufficient autonomy and feel a sense of commitment to support these behaviours. The appropriate implementation of these processes and practices may lead to greater involvement. Methods: A cross-sectional survey-based research design was employed to explore the experiences of involvement practices, autonomy, affective organisational commitment and innovative behaviours of 567 nursing staff workers from four elderly care organisations in the Netherlands. Results: The results demonstrate that a bundle of high-involvement practices positively influences innovative behaviour and that affective commitment and autonomy fully mediate this relationship. Conclusions: The study highlights the role of autonomy and commitment as routes towards translating involvement practices into nurses’ innovativeness. Implications for Nursing Management: To create an innovative environment, leaders need to create a positive climate by providing nurses with opportunities to enhance their competence, relatedness and autonomy through active involvement. Leaders should, therefore, encourage involvement as a mechanism to promote innovation.

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Author:Maarten RenkemaORCiD, Jan de LeedeGND, Llewellyn Ellardus van ZylORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Journal of nursing management
Place of publication:Oxford [u.a.]
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/06/01
Date of first Publication:2021/06/01
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/10/20
Tag:affective Commitment; autonomy; high-involvement; human resource management; innovative work behaviour
Page Number:16
First Page:2499
Last Page:2514
This work is part of the research programme Innovating Human Resource Management for Employee-Driven Innovation with project number 409-13-204, which is (partly) financed by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
Institutes:Psychologie und Sportwissenschaften / Psychologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 300 Sozialwissenschaften
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitung 4.0