L’objectif de cette étude était d’explorer l’influence de l’intelligence émotionnelle du leader sur la culture de travail qui prévaut dans les équipes et qui, en fin de compte, a un impact sur l’intention des infirmières de quitter leur emploi.
Aim To explore the influence of leader emotional intelligence on the working culture prevailing in teams that ultimately impacts nurses’ intent to leave the job. Background Global shortages of nursing professionals have been concerning issues of extreme vitality in the delivery of superior services. Though the state-of-the-art system provides relief, the hospital management continued worrying about losing highly skilled nursing professionals due to a higher level of emotional exhaustion exhibiting progressive turnover. Methods A survey technique was employed for data collection from nurses. Further data were analysed by structural equation modelling in the light of 313 substantial responses by using SmartPLS. Results The findings revealed that leader emotional intelligence impulses critical constructive effects by fulfilling the needs of nurses and has an impact on their turnover intentions simultaneously. Conclusion The research provides an empirical lens of leadership and culture, which noticeably explain turnover intention. This study affirmed solid connections amongst the leader emotional intelligence, team culture and turnover intentions. Implications for nursing management The study provides valuable insight for health management organisations to focus on factors that decrease the turnover intention of nurses. Considering a global shortage of nurses, nursing management must consider crucial aspects of the work environment and plan interventions to restrain nursing turnover intentions.