Team reflexivity is a learning process that supports change and promotes organizational innovativeness. It enhances the adoption of forms of creative thinking, reducing internal conflicts and improving the teamwork climate. This research aims to examine the relationship between the use of knowledge management practices oriented toward reflexivity and openness to innovation, considering also the mediation role of two team climate variables: the participative safety and the support for innovation. The results of structural equation model, tested on 411 workers, confirm the role of reflexivity in promoting innovation, both directly and through the support for innovation. The participative safety, although it is influenced by the reflexivity, does not affect openness toward innovation.
Keywords: Reflexivity, openness toward innovation, team climate for innovation, support for innovation, participative safety, knowledge management.