HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Organizational Creativity and the Top Management Team (TMT): An Interactionist Perspective

Document Type

Article

Date

2016

Publication Title

Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict

ISSN or ISBN

1544-0508

Volume

20

Issue

1

Description

This study examines organizational creativity of the top management team (TMT) at the individual and group levels and the organizational context. The emphasis of the study is on the constellation of personality traits and behaviors at the (TMT) which facilitate and foster organizational creativity. This study increases our understanding of the interaction between specific characteristics of the person, group, and contextual factors that contribute to a creative global organization. The findings highlight the importance of individual and team personality in the design and reinforcement of a creative organizational business environment. The study demonstrates creativity at the organizational level influenced by creative leader personalities stimulates creativity; encourages the development of new ideas; supports innovation through creativity by encouraging vision, recognition for creative work and norms of actively sharing ideas across the organization. The study enhances our knowledge about the interaction of the competencies of a creative leader and a creative organization in a global, knowledge-based economy.

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