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Tensions in Team Creativity: Using the Value Square to Model Team Climate for Creativity

  • This paper explores the tensions in team creativity. The tensions in team creativity are based on a tension between originality and effectiveness in the standard definition of creativity. To display the tensions in team creativity, the value square (“Wertequadrat”) developed by Schulz von Thun (1998) is used which balances a value with its countervalue. The author identifies tensions for cohesion, consensus and conformity. Cohesion is described as a tension between team diversity and team safety, consensus as a tension between constructive controversy and participatory decision-making and conformity as a tension between support for innovation and task orientation. Finally, the connection of individual and team creativity is described as an interplay between solitary and interactive components.

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Author:Carsten DeckertORCiDGND
open access (DINI-Set):open_access
open access :Bronze - frei zugänglich aber ohne Lizenzhinweis, d.h. keine Weitergabe
Fachbereich/Einrichtung:Hochschule Düsseldorf / Fachbereich - Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik
Document Type:Workingpaper / Report
Year of Completion:2019
Series (Serial Number):Working Papers in Industrial Engineering (1)
Language of Publication:English
Place of publication:Düsseldorf
Editor:Jörg Niemann, Carsten Deckert
Page Number:26
Tag:Creativity; Innovation; Team Climate
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
Licence (German):Es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
Release Date:2019/02/01