When and why creativity-related conflict with coworkers can hamper creative employees' individual job performance

O. Janssen, Ellen Giebels

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    Abstract

    We examined when and why focal employees' creativity-related conflict with coworkers is related to their individual job performance. As hypothesized, a survey among 113 employees in 14 manufacturing work groups showed that creativity-related conflict with coworkers escalates into dysfunctional relationship conflict when focal employees have low rather than high trust in those coworkers. In its turn, relationship conflict with coworkers was found to be negatively associated with focal employees' individual job performance when they lack support from their supervisor. Finally, the indirect effect of creativity-related conflict on job performance through relationship conflict was found to be significant when both the first stage moderator of coworker trust and the second stage moderator of supervisory support were low rather than high
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)574-587
    Number of pages15
    JournalEuropean journal of work and organizational psychology
    Volume22
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2013

    Keywords

    • METIS-287009
    • IR-80805

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