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Creativity and innovation in digitized work Archives - Humanizing Digital Work

Innovation across cultures: Connecting leadership, identification, and creative behavior in organizations

Innovation is considered essential for today’s organizations to survive and thrive. Researchers have also stressed the importance of leadership as a driver of followers’ innovative work behavior (FIB). Yet, despite a large amount of research, three areas remain understudied: (a) The relative importance of different forms of leadership for FIB; (b) the mechanisms through which […]

I’m creative and deserving! From self-rated creativity to creative recognition

This paper examines the psychological mechanism by which digital workers translate self-rated creativity into other-rated creativity (novelty and usefulness). Specifically, we explore digital workers’ creative self-efficacy as an explanatory mechanism while we investigate psychological entitlement as a boundary condition. We test our research model on a sample of digital platform workers (245 working professionals on […]

Trait and/or situation for evasive knowledge hiding? Multiple versus mixed-motives perspective of trait competitiveness and prosocial motivation in low- and high-trust work relationships

Evasive knowledge hiding (EKH) is a behavioural phenomenon with important personal and organizational implications, whose intraindividual motivational antecedents and situational contingencies are still not sufficiently clarified. In this paper, we integrate mixed-motives and trait-activation theory to address EKH in low- and high-trust work relationships. The focus is on complex interactions of trait competitiveness and prosocial […]

Does the Context Matter? The Interplay of HR Systems and Relational Climates Predicting Individual and Team Creativity

Given the influential role of organizational context for creativity, this study examines the cross-level effects of 2 prevalent contextual elements – HR systems and relational climates – on individual and team creativity. We have conducted a multilevel multi-source study through hierarchical linear modeling on a sample of 282 employees nested in 69 teams and 38 […]

Does digital literacy contribute to individuals’ innovative work behavior?

Digital transformation has put tremendous pressure on employees to innovate with the use of information technology (IT). This paper explores the extent to which digital literacy and personal innovativeness contribute to individual’s innovative work behavior (IWB). To test our hypotheses, we apply double bootstrapping chained mediation analyses paired with relative importance analysis on a dataset […]

Creative and deserving: Digital workers’ transformation of subjective into objective creativity

This paper explores the process of obtaining creative outputs from digital workers. Specifically, we are interested in unraveling the process of transforming self-perceptions of creativity into objective other-rated creative outputs in the digital setting of crowdwork. In addition to focusing on the explanatory mechanism of creative self-efficacy, we further delve into the boundary condition related […]

Creativity, Learning and Technology: Opportunities, Challenges and New Horizons

This special edition is dedicated to the complex relationship between creativity, learning, and technology. In the present editorial, we consider this complexity in light of the papers included in this special issue, by summarizing their main ideas and connecting them to bigger questions surrounding the impact of technology on creativity and learning. Some of the […]

How to foster innovation and small firm growth in technological turbulence?

The main objective of the paper is to address the question of how to foster innovation and small firm growth under different levels of technological turbulence. Specifically, the paper examines the relationship among risk-taking, arising from different levels of technological turbulence, flow experience, innovation and small firm growth (i.e. market share and ROI growth). The […]

How can we implement highly creative idea?

In two studies using both field (165 employees and their 24 direct supervisors from a manufacturing firm in Study 1) and experimental (123 second-year undergraduate student participants in lab Study 2) data, we explore how perceived supervisor support acts as a crucial contingency that enables higher levels of idea implementation from creative-idea generation. First, we […]

How can we prevent burnout of digital workers that are overloaded in technology?

Technology has enabled or made platform-mediated work easier, and individuals are frequently being stimulated via various digital solutions to be absorbed in technology. Understanding the nuances of the human-computer symbiosis is even more prominent in the context of digital work, for individuals performing digitally-mediated labor. However, for platform workers, technology might result in overload and burnout, leading to adverse […]