The Impact of Selected Components of the Manager-Employee Relations on the Performance of Creative Tasks in the Organization
Purpose: The article deals with the issues of the influence of the relationship between the manager and employees on their creative activities. The scientific aim of the article is to explain and extend the conceptualization in terms of indicating which selected components of the manager-employee relationship (trust in managers, cooperation and communication with managers and learning from them) determine the work of creative employees. Design/Methodology/Approach: The theoretical part of the article formed the basis for the formulation of the research hypothesis: There is a relationship between selected components of the manager's relations with employees and their performance of creative tasks. To verify such a hypothesis, the results of survey study conducted among employees working in creative organizations in the West Pomeranian voivodeship, Poland, were used. Findings: The results of the research show that significant relationships between the selected components of relations with managers and creative tasks were obtained for three out of four components. This means that building manager-employee relations based on cooperation, open communication and mutual learning is conducive to performing creative tasks. Practical Implications: Theoretical consideration and the obtained research results are of particular importance for shaping the right attitudes of managers in the field of selected aspects of relations with employees performing creative tasks in organizations. The results of the research allowed to identify those elements of relations, the improvement of which could affect more effective undertaking of creative tasks in the organization. Originality/value: The article was prepared on the basis of own research conducted in organizations where creative activities are undertaken. The obtained research results showed which components of the manager-employee relationship are conducive to undertaking creative tasks. This will allow organizations to focus on these components in order to achieve better results in the form of more innovations.