IJIMT 2017 Vol.8(6): 422-426 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2017.8.6.765

Effect of Managerial Coaching on Employee Creativity: The Mediating Role of Ambidextrous Learning

Kisuk Hong
Abstract— Empirical studies on managerial coaching effectiveness are only focused on limited outcome variables. Moreover, most of the studies do not fully explain why and how coaching influences the specific outcome variables. This study is to examine the direct relationships of managerial coaching to employee creativity and investigate the mediating role of employee ambidexterity relationship between managerial coaching and employee creativity. This study conducted field study with 177 dyads of Chinese managers and their subordinates from Korean and Chinese companies in Mainland China. The results indicated that managerial coaching is positively related to employee creativity and employee ambidextrous learning partially mediated the relationship between managerial coaching and creativity.

Index Terms— Employee ambidextrous learning, employee creativity, managerial coaching.

Kisuk Hong is with the School of Economics and Management,Tsinghua University, China (e-mail: kingten98@naver.com).

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Cite: Kisuk Hong, " Effect of Managerial Coaching on Employee Creativity: The Mediating Role of Ambidextrous Learning," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 422-426, 2017.

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