Does diversity in team members' agreeableness benefit creative teams?

Lee, Sean, and Park, Guihyun (2020) Does diversity in team members' agreeableness benefit creative teams? Journal of Research in Personality, 85. 103932.

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Abstract

Although deep-level diversity among team members are often discussed as important catalysts of team creativity, little is currently understood about the impact of diversity in team members’ personality on team creativity and team satisfaction. We propose that diversity in team members' agreeableness would reduce the effectiveness of creative teams through its impact on team conflict experienced. To test our hypotheses, we recruited 93 student teams to participate in a laboratory study where each member had their personality traits assessed before engaging in a team creativity task. We found that diversity in team members' agreeableness was positively associated with team task conflict experienced which, in turn, was negatively associated with team creativity. Additionally, we found that diversity in team members' agreeableness was positively associated with team relationship conflict, which, in turn, was negatively associated with team satisfaction. Implications and future directions are discussed.

Item ID: 63472
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-7251
Keywords: Team, Agreeableness, Diversity, Team conflict, Team creativity, Team satisfaction
Copyright Information: (C) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 00:25
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management @ 50%
91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910404 Productivity (excl. Public Sector) @ 50%
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