Leadership is avital feature for employees at their work place (Scott & Bruce, 1994;Oldham & Cummings, 1996).
Transformational leadership is the combination ofleaders’ behaviors which have four constructs including intellectual stimulation,charisma or idealized influence, inspirational motivation, and individualizedconsideration (Bass, 1985). Transformational leaders could set the creativityexpectancy through engaging in intellectual stimulation. Employees threat themas a role model because transformational leaders are inspirational andemployees are likely to learn from them.
Through this leaders can enhance thecreative skills of employees to develop new ideas and question the out datedprocedures (Bass & Avolio, 1990). Transformational leaders could also showempathy, support and consideration to their employees through individualizedconsideration, which help to reduce employee’ fear and result into highemployee creativity. Then the leaders encourage the independence of employeesand can get the benefit from the employees’ experiences and greater knowledge(Bass, 1985; Avolio & Gibbons, 1988; Dvir et al., 2002). Differentresearchers found different results for this relationship. Some scholars foundthat the transformational leadership had no influence on employee creativity(Jaussi & Dionne, 2003). But many researchers agree with the relationshipbetween transformational leadership and employee creativity.
Transformationalleadership positively relate to creativity of followers (Shin & Zhou,2003). Transformational leadership has positive relationship with creativity atboth individual level which refer to employees and organizational levels(Gumusluoglu & Ilsev, 2009). Transformational leadership enhance thecreativity of employees over the time and inside a field sets which allow theleader employee interactions (Gong, Huang, & Farh, 2009).TransformationalLeaders positively influence the creativity and creative self-efficacy ofemployees (Wang, Tsai, & Tsai, 2014). Transformational leaders can enhanceemployee creativity to do things in much better way (Dhar, 2015).H02: Transformationalleadership has no positive effect on employee creativityHa2: Transformationalleadership has positive effect on employee creativity