The Impact of Supportive Leadership on Performance of Millennial Employees in Digital Era at Training Centre In Bandung: The Mediation Role of Organizational Commitment

D Mutmainnah, T Yuniarsih, Disman, J Sojanah, M Rahayu

ICOBEST 2021 - Digitalization and Opportunities in The Tough Time - ISBN 978-623-95562-1-1

Abstract

Managing performance of millennials employee behavior is an integral component of sustainable organizational development and a challenge in the digital era. Many researches have been identified the antecedent factors of performance. The aim of this study is to find out supportive leadership as one of behavioral leadership style can be a predictor of employee performance with the mediating role of organizational commitment. This study uses the indicators from only one dimension of leadership, which there are some empirical gaps between the result of previous researches. The sampling of this study took 52 millennial employees of a teachers training center in Bandung. In assessing the empirical model this study used Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) analysis. The results of this study lead to the supportive leadership has a positive and significant impact on organizational commitment, and organizational commitment has a positive and significant influence on employee performance. The effect of supportive leadership on millennial employee performance is mediated by organizational commitment. This study concludes that supportive leadership has an indirect effect on performance of millennial employees through the mediating variable of organizational commitment, implying that supportive leadership might indirectly improve performance of millennial employees through organizational commitment. The assumption is that if a leader is effective at supporting staff, there will be an increase in employee organizational commitment, and if commitment improves, there will be an increase in performance. This research is expected to have impact on the improvement of millennial employees’ performance by implementing a supportive leadership style in order to enhance the organizational commitment.

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