Effective leaders should not only take care of tasks, but also of the health of their employees - this can mean an additional task and thus more work. What support do leaders need to lead in a healthy way? One factor is the organizational health climate, as the results of two studies show.
The results showed that leaders’ perceptions of the organizational health climate within their company were positively related to their health mindsets (i.e., their health awareness). These in turn were positively associated with their health-oriented leadership behavior, which, ultimately went along with better employee well-being (less emotional exhaustion, more work engagement).
However, in Study 1, the relationship between perceived organizational health climate and leaders' health mindsets was moderated by their organizational identification. High leader identification strengthened the relationship between perceived organizational health climate and leaders' health mindsets.
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