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Exploring the buffer effect of intrinsic interest on the relationship between idea implementation and negative workplace gossip

Exploring the buffer effect of intrinsic interest on the relationship between idea implementation... Although idea implementation is a praised useful resource, the psychological and behavioral costs that employees may pay for idea implementation are rarely discussed. This study aims to examine the buffer effect of intrinsic interest on dark side of idea implementation.Design/methodology/approachBased on the conservation of resources theory, this study tested hypotheses with a multi-wave survey study of four information technology companies in China.FindingsFirst, idea implementation increased emotional exhaustion. Second, emotional exhaustion mediated the relationship between employee idea implementation and negative workplace gossip about a leader. Third, intrinsic interest negatively moderated the relationship between idea implementation and emotional exhaustion. Fourth, idea implementation increased workplace negative gossip about a leader as a result of increased emotional exhaustion when intrinsic interest was low.Originality/valueThese findings are conducive to further understanding of the psychological mechanism and boundary condition of the negative impact of idea implementation. It provides practical guidance for buffering the dark side of idea implementation and effectively controlling the workplace negative gossip in the workplace. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nankai Business Review International Emerald Publishing

Exploring the buffer effect of intrinsic interest on the relationship between idea implementation and negative workplace gossip

Nankai Business Review International , Volume 15 (1): 16 – Feb 15, 2024

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2040-8749
eISSN
2040-8749
DOI
10.1108/nbri-05-2022-0059
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Abstract

Although idea implementation is a praised useful resource, the psychological and behavioral costs that employees may pay for idea implementation are rarely discussed. This study aims to examine the buffer effect of intrinsic interest on dark side of idea implementation.Design/methodology/approachBased on the conservation of resources theory, this study tested hypotheses with a multi-wave survey study of four information technology companies in China.FindingsFirst, idea implementation increased emotional exhaustion. Second, emotional exhaustion mediated the relationship between employee idea implementation and negative workplace gossip about a leader. Third, intrinsic interest negatively moderated the relationship between idea implementation and emotional exhaustion. Fourth, idea implementation increased workplace negative gossip about a leader as a result of increased emotional exhaustion when intrinsic interest was low.Originality/valueThese findings are conducive to further understanding of the psychological mechanism and boundary condition of the negative impact of idea implementation. It provides practical guidance for buffering the dark side of idea implementation and effectively controlling the workplace negative gossip in the workplace.

Journal

Nankai Business Review InternationalEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 15, 2024

Keywords: Idea implementation; Emotional exhaustion; Negative gossip about a leader; Intrinsic interest; COR theory

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