The Role of Job Challenge and Organizational Identification in Enhancing Creative Behavior Among Employees in the Workplace
Journal of Creative Behavior, Vol. 41, pp. 75-90, 2007
16 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2010
Date Written: 2007
Organizations recognize the importance of creative employees and constantly explore ways to enhance their employees’ creative behavior. Creativity research has directed substantial efforts to understanding how work environment fosters creativity. Yet, this research has paid little attention to the importance of specific characteristics of the work environment and organizational identification in augmenting creative behavior in employees at work. The present study examines the influence of job challenge on employees’ creative behavior, arguing that organizational identification plays a mediating role in this relationship. The results show that organizational identification mediates the relationship between job challenge and employees’ creative behavior.
Keywords: Creativity, Organizational Identification, Job Challenge
JEL Classification: M10
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