Title: The impact of project managers' transformational leadership on work crafting: explaining a moderating role of environmental dynamism in software project teams

Authors: Qurratulain Ahsan; Muhammad Ibrahim Abdullah; Muhammad Ahsan Chughtai; Hira Hafeez

Addresses: COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Pakistan ' COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Pakistan ' Bahria University, Lahore Campus, Pakistan ' The University of Lahore, Gujrat Campus, Pakistan

Abstract: This research aims to inspect whether project team behavioural integration and environmental dynamism explain the relationship between project managers' transformational leadership and project team members' work crafting. The author hypothesised that the team members would be expected to participate in work crafting in presence of transformational leaders when the project teams are behaviourally integrated and facing a dynamic environment. A self-administered questionnaire was used to explore the relationship between heterogeneous software project teams (N = 438). Results indicate a positive impact of transformational leaders to facilitate work crafting in project teams with team behavioural integration as a good mediator to strengthen this relationship and observed that high environmental dynamism leads to team integration and facilitate work crafting. The relationships explained are first of its nature to be tested on the software project teams in Pakistan. The study will recuperate the understanding of project-based organisations on improved work crafting of team members.

Keywords: project managers' transformational leadership; project teams' behavioural integration; environmental dynamism; project team members' work crafting.

DOI: 10.1504/MEJM.2021.10035531

Middle East Journal of Management, 2022 Vol.9 No.1, pp.1 - 22

Received: 16 Jul 2020
Accepted: 23 Sep 2020

Published online: 01 Dec 2021 *

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