Team experiential cognitive style and team performance: The moderating impact of workplace settingBalau, G., Faems, D. & van der Bij, H., Sep-2019, In : Creativity and Innovation Management. 28, 3, p. 343-354 12 p.
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With an increasing need in organizations to come up with novel and useful ideas to renew and survive, team creativity has grown in importance to managers and researchers. As the cognitive resources of team members are the core input for team creativity, researchers increasingly look at team cognition in general and team cognitive styles in particular. In this research stream, the environmental context in which team members are embedded has received limited attention. We therefore experimentally test variation in the physical workplace environment and how it influences the relationship between team experiential cognitive styles and team creativity. Manipulating the nature of architectural elements in the room, we distinguish between a physical workplace with (i) experiential cues and (ii) rational cues. We also use a control condition where architectural elements are absent in the workplace environment. We rely on resource‐matching theory to build our hypotheses. Using data of 75 student teams of a Dutch university, we find that the relationship between teams' experiential cognitive style and team creativity was positive in the control condition. This positive relationship became insignificant in the two conditions where experiential or rational cues were introduced. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Creativity and Innovation Management|
|Early online date||7-Jun-2019|
|Publication status||Published - Sep-2019|
- TRANSACTIVE MEMORY, MENTAL MODELS, INFORMATION, ENVIRONMENT, CREATIVITY, LEVEL, UNDERPINNINGS, PERCEPTIONS, EXPECTANCY, ACTIVATION