IMPACT OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP ON EMPLOYEES CREATIVITY: APPLIED STUDY ON THE HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS IN EASTERN PROVINCE, SAUDI ARABIA
This study examined the impact of transformational leadership on employees creativity in healthcare organizations in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. A questionnaire was designed and distributed to 250 employees at the level of lower management in the surveyed companies, with a total of (206) fully answered questionnaires returned, representing an 82% response rate. The study revealed no statistical evidence concerning an acceptable level of transformational leadership from the perspective of employees in healthcare organizations, while there was statistical evidence on the existence of an acceptable level of employees’ creativity. The results also showed a statistically significant impact of transformational leadership with its dimensions (idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration) on employees’ creativity in the surveyed organizations. In light of the previous results, the researchers provided some recommendations that aimed to provide more attention on improving the application of the dimensions of transformational leadership and the elements of employee’s creativity in healthcare organizations.