Sense of coherence as influencing information sharing at the workplace

Abstract
Purpose This study introduces sense of coherence (SOC) as a factor in information sharing at the workplace. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected by a survey conducted on 311 respondents in a multinational organization, and analyzed using partial least square structural equation modelling. Findings SOC influenced information sharing both directly and indirectly as mediated by trust and employee learning orientation. Trust, moreover, influenced receiving information more strongly than sending it, while employee learning orientation more strongly affected sending information. Originality/value The findings underline the importance of a holistic understanding of information sharing, including individual differences and employee well-being.
Year of Publication
2020
Journal
Aslib Journal of Information Management
Volume
73
Number of Pages
201-220
Date Published
dec
DOI
10.1108/ajim-03-2020-0077