Creativity in Groups
Creativity is increasingly being recognized as an important source of competitive advantage because a single creative idea that is both novel and useful may take an organization in a profitable new direction. A long tradition of research has focused on individual creativity; especially the traits and social situations that make some people more creative than others. Over time, however, there has been a major shift in the way work is conducted such that organizations are becoming increasingly team-based and employees are spending more time working as a member of a group. In line with this shift, research on creativity also moved from a focus on the individual to a focus on groups of people who collaborate to generate creative ideas. The growing interest in group creativity reflects an underlying assumption that the exchange of ideas that occurs in a group setting is more likely to result in a wider range of ideas that are more creative than any one person could have come up with alone. Although the evidence to support this assumption is somewhat mixed, there is a great deal of work yet to be done. Our goal in this volume is to promote the already burgeoning interest in group creativity by identifying new questions that will drive future research in this area.
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WHEN AND WHY PRIOR TASK EXPERIENCE
STIMULATING CREATIVITY IN GROUPS
TOWARD A THEORY OF RAPID CREATIVITY
THE GLUE ROLE
HOW RELATIONAL PROCESSES SUPPORT
IS GROUP CREATIVITY REALLY AN OXYMORON?
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Academy of Management Administrative Science Quarterly Amabile Applied Psychology Argote beneﬁts brainstorming characteristics cognitive conﬂict conformity context coordination counterfactual mind-sets counterfactual thinking creative groups creative ideas creative outcomes creative performance creativity and innovation culture of creativity deﬁned divergent thinking diversity dominance complementarity Dreu effects efﬁcacy enhance evaluation expertise facilitate factors ﬁndings ﬁrst ﬂexibility focus glue role Goncalo group creativity group members group performance homophily idea selection identiﬁed impact implementation important increase inﬂuence information exchange informational faultlines integrate interaction interdependence interpersonal Isen Jehn Journal of Applied Journal of Personality knowledge Management Journal Management Review Mannix motivation Nemeth Nijstad norms novel one’s Organizational Behavior organizational culture organizations Paulus Personality and Social perspectives phase potential prior task experience problem rapid creativity relationship Shalley Social Psychology social support speciﬁc stage Staw stimulate submissively suggests team creative process team development team members team structure team’s teammates theory