Why do Participation in Decision Making Enhance Creativity in Work Groups?

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Why do Participation in Decision Making Enhance Creativity in Work Groups?

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dc.contributor.author Christensen, Bo T.
dc.contributor.author Jønsson, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-02
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-16T14:29:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-16T14:29:48Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8256
dc.description.abstract It seems to be an established fact in the organizational psychological literature that participation in decision making leads to creativity and innovation in work groups and organizations. A quite extensive amount of research has claimed that the link exists, although only a somewhat smaller amount of research has established that there is a link between the two constructs of participation in decision making and creativity. But although this link has been clearly documented theories with clearly stated causal explanations of why participation in decision making (pdm) would lead to creativity and innovation are extremely rare. The literature has pointed to a large number of mediating variables and possible effects of pdm that could possibly explain the link to creativity, but explicit causal theories and experimental evidence of the validity of such theories remain relatively few. Suggested mediating factors include such different models as enhanced intrinsic motivation (Amabile, 2001; Conti & Amabile, 1999), reduction in resistance to change (De Dreu & West, 2001), pooling of unshared knowledge (Latham, Winters, & Locke, 1994) and better utilization of individual differences in cognitive style (Kirton, 1989), and improved work environment for creativity (e.g., Isaksen, Lauer, Ekvall, & Britz, 2001). en_US
dc.format.extent 35 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Creative Encounters Working Paper;57
dc.title Why do Participation in Decision Making Enhance Creativity in Work Groups? en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt11feb16 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IKL en_US
dc.idnumber x656703430 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2011 en_US
dc.title.subtitle An Integrative Review en_US


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