Individual, Work and Organizational Factors
Edited by Ronald J. Burke and Astrid M. Richardsen
Chapter 17: The benefits of transformational leadership and transformational leadership training on health and safety outcomes
Transformational leadership is a leadership model often discussed in occupational health psychology (OHP). Transformational leadership is associated with a plethora of employee outcomes (for example, performance, well-being and safety performance). Transformational leaders can help counteract the negative consequences of job stressors, act as a resource for employees, instil a positive safety climate and act as a role model for safety behaviours. This leadership style is trainable, and interventions can be used to help improve employee health and safety outcomes. Transformational leaders can also play a critical role in the effectiveness of OHP interventions.
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