When and How Task Conflict Leads to Team Creativity

Sejin KEEM, In Seong JEONG

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Abstract

In this research we attempt to resolve inconsistencies in the relationship between task conflict and team creativity by examining both how this relationship is mediated, and in what condition it would be expected to exist. Motivated information processing theory and extant research on conflict and creativity suggest that team information elaboration may be a salient mechanism through which task conflict affects creativity. Moreover, team psychological safety climate may answer questions of when this effect operates. An analysis of data from 230 employees in 41 teams supported conditional indirect relationship between task conflict and team creativity as proposed. Theoretical and practical implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages17006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Task conflict
Creativity
Employees
Safety climate
Inconsistency
Information processing theory
Psychological safety
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Published in Academy of Management Proceedings, Vol. 2014, No. 1

Keywords

  • Conflict
  • Creativity
  • Information elaboration

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