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The Influences of Intellectual Stimulation and Inspirational Motivation on the Profitability of Romanian Employees

Cristian–Liviu Vele ()
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Cristian–Liviu Vele: Technical University of Cluj Napoca

No 9, Working papers from Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies

Abstract: The main objective of this article was to identify any valid statistical correlations between two dimensions of transformational leadership, namely inspirational motivation and intellectual stimulation on employee’s profitability. In order to achieve this, a research was conducted on Romanian employees from companies located in the Maramureș County and a number of 98 valid questionnaires were gathered, which were analyzed using the IBM SPSS software. Two research hypotheses were formulated: H1: Intellectual stimulation positively influences employees’ profitability and H2: Inspirational motivation positively influences employees’ profitability. The findings of then research revealed that the participants obtained above average scores in terms of inspirational motivation and intellectual stimulation. Also, a valid statistical correlation was found between intellectual motivation and employees’ profitability, but when referred to the implication of inspirational motivation of profitability, we found out that the correlation between these two variables was not statistically valid. The findings allowed us to conclude that employee’s and consequently organizational profitability can be increased by encouraging people to think in an innovative, creative manner and by supporting them to become an active part in the decision making process.

Keywords: Inspirational motivation; intellectual stimulation; profitability; transformational leadership (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-05
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Published in Proceedings of the 9th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, April 4-5, 2018, pages 137-144

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