Impact of the Democratic Leadership Style of Project Manager on Project Success: The Mediating Role of Innovative Work Behavior
The project manager has a great responsibility to their subordinates and achieves the organizational objective and allocates resources to meet the project objective and motivate the project team by providing a vision of an ideal outcome. Project management skills are very crucial to the success of a project. Many projects have failed due to the ineffective leadership style of the project managers in such a way that insufficient planning, lack of authority, and poor communication forest the lack of transparency. This study aims to analyze the impact of democratic leadership style of a project manager on project success by analyzing the mediating role of innovative work behavior. The research strategy for this study is quantitative. 300 questionnaires were distributed to established project-based organizations to collect data. Statistical software for social science research, SPSS, and PLS, was used to analyze the data. The findings show that democratic leaders have a positive impact on project success. Innovative work behavior can help to boost project success in a complex situation within an organization.