Managerial coaching skill and team performance: How does the relationship work and under what conditions?


Empirical evidence about whether and how managerial coaching relates to team performance continues to lag behind research conducted on individual employee outcomes. We address this question by drawing on social cognition theory and turning the spotlight on the moderating role of managers' learning goal orientation and the mediating role of team-level architectural knowledge. We employ dual-source data from 182 knowledge workers and their managers nested in 60 teams in knowledge-based organisations. Our findings indicate that team-level architectural knowledge mediates the relationship between managerial coaching skill and team performance when the managers' learning goal orientation is high rather than low. Our study contributes to the human resources literature by highlighting the importance of managers in devolved developmental interventions and offers practical implications for the informed workplace use of managerial coaching.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Aston India Foundation for Applied Research
Uncontrolled Keywords: architectural knowledge,coaching,devolved HR practices,learning goal orientation,line managers,team performance,Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Publication ISSN: 1748-8583
Last Modified: 17 May 2024 17:28
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 14:34
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2022-03-22
Published Online Date: 2022-03-22
Accepted Date: 2022-03-02
Authors: Nyfoudi, Margarita
Shipton, Helen
Theodorakopoulos, Nicholas (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2262-0054)
Budhwar, Pawan (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8915-6172)



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