Positive group affective tone and team creativity

Negative group affective tone and team trust as boundary conditions

Wei Chi Tsai, Nai Wen Chi, Alicia Ann Grandey, Sy Chi Fung

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Abstract

Summary: Drawing on multiple group-level theories, we explored boundary conditions of the relationship between positive group affective tone (PGAT) and team creativity. We collected data from members and leaders of 68 research and development teams and performed hierarchical linear modeling analyses to test our hypotheses. Consistent with the "group-centrism" perspective, we found that PGAT was beneficial for team creativity only when team trust was low; when trust was high, PGAT had a negative relationship with team creativity. In accord with the "dual-tuning" perspective, the positive effect of PGAT on creativity was present only when team trust was low but negative group affective tone was high. We discussed the theoretical and practical implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)638-656
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

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  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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In: Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 33, No. 5, 01.07.2012, p. 638-656.

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