Early this decade, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc globally, which is compelling society and organizations to change. The Pandemic incident highlighted the significance of leadership style in influencing employee attitude and readiness to meet problems that have an impact on their daily tasks and performance. Consequently, this study is intended at finding the influence of transformational leaders on workers’ readiness to change during COVID-19 and how employee attitude mediates the relationship between both. The data was gathered from 386 participants using a standardized survey questionnaire. To explore the effect of transformational leadership on workers’ willingness to change and the significance of attitude between transformational leadership and readiness to change, this study has used Smart PLS-SEM version 4 for data analysis. This study significantly supported all the hypotheses; transformational leadership’s impact on the employee’s readiness to change revealed a positive correlation between employee willingness to change and their attitude during COVID-19. The attitude also acts as a mediator between transformational leadership and employee readiness to change, which has been confirmed by the research. Although the studys scope was restricted to Saudi Arabian workers, future studies can collect data from other nations and take into account the effects of different leadership philosophies. It is critical to comprehend how managers may encourage staff to accept change by assisting them in developing a feeling of the necessity for change. This study will assist managers in developing policies to address employee-related problems and enable staff members to accept change in the face of emergencies like the COVID-19 epidemic.
"Employee Attitude as a Mediator between Transformational Leadership Style and Employees’ Readiness to Change during COVID-19,"
Information Sciences Letters: Vol. 12
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