Title: Organisational climate and team performance: the mediating role of psychological empowerment at Jordanian pharmaceutical companies

Authors: Amro Al-Madadha; Ahmad Samed Al-Adwan; Mohammad Kasem Alrousan; Yaser A. Jalghoum

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, King Talal School of Business and Technology, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, P.O. Box 11941, Amman, Jordan ' Department of Information Systems, Business School, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, P.O. Box 19328, Amman, Jordan ' Department of E-marketing and Social Media, King Talal School of Business and Technology, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, P.O. Box 11941, Amman, Jordan ' Department of Business Administration, King Talal School of Business and Technology, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, P.O. Box 11941, Amman, Jordan

Abstract: Nowadays, pharmaceutical companies are considered one of the main pillars of the economic development of any country. The number of pharmaceutical companies has increased rapidly in the last decade in Jordan and many have adopted new managerial practices to improve their efficiency by boosting employees' performance. Accordingly, this paper built a conceptual framework that links organisational climate to team performance through psychological empowerment. To do so, 466 questionnaires were distributed to employees and their managers at four pharmaceutical companies; 424 responses were received, from 364 employees and 60 managers. Structural equation modelling (SEM) was employed to test the hypothesis, determine the validity of the model and measure the structural evaluation. Furthermore, a Sobel test was conducted to assess the capacity of psychological empowerment to influence the relationship between organisational climate and team performance. The major findings are that: 1) organisational climate has a significant positive relationship with psychological empowerment; 2) psychological empowerment has a positive relationship with team performance; 3) the significant positive relationship between organisational climate and team performance is mediated through psychological empowerment.

Keywords: psychological empowerment; team performance; organisational climate.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2019.098661

International Journal of Management Practice, 2019 Vol.12 No.2, pp.228 - 245

Accepted: 29 Jun 2018
Published online: 15 Jan 2019 *

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