THE IMPACT OF INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP AND LOCAL WISDOM-BASED COMMUNICATION STRATEGY ON EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE, MEDIATED BY EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of employee engagement as the mediating variable between inclusive leadership and employee performance, as well as between local wisdom-based communication strategy and employee performance.The study used structural equation modelling (SEM) methods to sample 107 district officers of Kabupaten Samosir. This study revealed that employee engagement mediated the relationship between local wisdom based communication strategy and employee performance, also the relationship between inclusive leadership and employee performance. Due to the lack of research on inclusive leadership, local wisdom based communication strategy and employee engagement on employee performance. Hence, this finding can help to identify the application of local wisdom in internal communication strategies in the organization, which is expected to increase employee engagement and employee performance in the organization's success. This study is original, as no previous research has investigated the inclusive leadership on employee performance, and the role of employee engagement as mediating variable between inclusive leadership on employee performance.
Local Wisdom, Inclusive Leadership, Employee Engagement.