Purpose: The study intends to investigate the impact of reciprocity in determining the relationship between team building strategies and employee engagement and its impact on organizational innovation. Design / Methodology/approach: The nature of the study is cross sectional. Online survey method was used to collect data to investigate the role of employee engagement as a mediator between team building and organizational innovation. 309 respondents who were the employees in IT companies in Bangalore, India participated in the survey. The proposed model was tested for full and partial mediation in SEM. Findings: The findings of the study suggest that there exists a direct relationship between team building strategies and organizational innovation but the relationship becomes stronger in presence of employee engagement as between the two variables. Theoretical Implications: The study advances the existing knowledge on team building and extends on the relevance of reciprocal relationship between team building strategies and organizational innovation through employee engagement. Practical Implications: The study provides an insight to the HR practitioners and the team leaders regarding the effectiveness of team building as a measure for enhancing the attitude of engagement among the employees at individual level. and creating an environment of innovation at organizational level. Originality: The study depicts the effective team building strategies which lead to the engagement of millennial employees in the present work set up. This is one of the rare studies to investigate the engagement of millennial employees at team level.
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