Employee mindfulness, innovative work behaviour, and IT project success: the role of inclusive leadership

Jabran Khan, Mastura Jaafar, Namra Mubarak, Abdul Karim Khan

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This study investigates the relationship between project employee mindfulness and project success using innovative work behaviour as a mediator and the project manager’s inclusive leadership style as a moderator. Project Manager with high inclusive behaviour will strengthen the relationship of employee’s mindfulness and innovative work behaviour. The data were collected in three-time intervals from a total of 347 information technology project employees. The study findings validated the proposed model wherein employee personality traits, such as mindfulness, have a key impact on the initiation of project employees’ innovative work behaviour. Information Technology projects require innovation due to rapid technical improvements. The study confirms that innovative work behaviour adds to the project’s success. Furthermore, inclusive leadership helps mindful employees become innovative. Thus, the leadership roles should also be emphasised in IT projects.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInformation Technology and Management
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Employee mindfulness
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Information technology project success
  • Innovative work behavior
  • Project-based organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Communication
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)


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