Employees’ Creative Behavior: The Role of Organizational Climate in Malaysian SMEs

Solmaz Moghimi, Indra Devi Subramaniam

Abstract


The main purpose of this study is to determine the influence of organizational climate on employee’s creativity
and innovation which is a competitive advantage for success and survival of organizations nowadays. More
specifically the study looked at the different dimensions that constitute organizational climate and examined the
relationship between them and employees’ creative behavior. This study also determined which among the
dimensions of organizational climate could be the best predictor of employees’ creative behavior. The research
design was a quantitativeapproach, and a survey method was used to collect data. The structured questionnaire
as a research instrument was distributed among Malaysian SMEs, performing in different economic sectors. A
total of 100 employees constituted the sample; we collected 61 completed usable questionnaires. The data were
analyzed with statistical package for social science (SPSS).
The results of this study illustrate that organizational climate has significant influence onemployees’creative
behavior. According to the results, among the different dimensions of organizational climate, providing
resources were the best predictors of employee’s creative behavior whichfollowed by mission clarity and
leaders’ support.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v8n5p1

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