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  • Creativity in Teams: The Impact of Team Members’ Affective Well-Being and Diversity  [CPPWb 2016]
  • DOI: 10.4236/jss.2016.49003   PP.19 - 28
  • Author(s)
  • Ingrid Dackert
  • The purpose of the research reported in this article was to examine how team mem-bers’ affective well-being influences creativity in teams. Furthermore, the impact of diversity in gender, age and education on affective well-being and team creativity was investigated. Twenty-nine project teams with 173 team members, involved in projects for 20 weeks as a part of a project management course, participated in the study. In terms of diversity dimensions, age and education were found to have no significant in-fluence either on affective well-being or team creativity. Diversity in gender had a sig-nificant positive impact on contentment. Team member enthusiasm was found to have a strong direct impact on team creativity, while contentment had an indirect effect. The results support the integration of affects into creativity theory. In addition, the result suggests managers to focus more on the feelings of the team members and the interaction in the team in order to facilitate well-being and creativity.
  • Team, Well-Being, Creativity, Diversity
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