Selection and team creativity: Meeting unique challenges through diversity and flexibility

Samuel Todd Hunter, Brett H. Neely, Melissa B. Gutworth

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Abstract

The growth and application of teams in organizations have left decision makers, Human Resources professionals, and hiring managers with the difficult and complex task of how to best hire individuals that will thrive in a team-based environment. When paired with the unique challenges surrounding what is required to develop and implement novel ideas, hiring for innovative team members becomes an even more daunting task. In this chapter, we highlight key challenges to recognize when hiring for team innovation and offer solutions, when available, to meet these challenges. We conclude with recommendations on developing a broader strategy for team-based innovation selection with particular emphasis on selecting for functional diversity as a means to achieve the flexibility and agility needed for current and future innovative efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTeam Creativity and Innovation
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages259-282
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780190222093
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Hunter, S. T., Neely, B. H., & Gutworth, M. B. (2017). Selection and team creativity: Meeting unique challenges through diversity and flexibility. In Team Creativity and Innovation (pp. 259-282). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190222093.003.0010
Hunter, Samuel Todd ; Neely, Brett H. ; Gutworth, Melissa B. / Selection and team creativity : Meeting unique challenges through diversity and flexibility. Team Creativity and Innovation. Oxford University Press, 2017. pp. 259-282
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Hunter ST, Neely BH, Gutworth MB. Selection and team creativity: Meeting unique challenges through diversity and flexibility. In Team Creativity and Innovation. Oxford University Press. 2017. p. 259-282 https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190222093.003.0010