M. (Mayssa) Rishani MSc

Mayssa Rishani
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM PhD Candidate
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2017

PhD Track The effects of contemporary team arrangements on workplace creativity

Workplace creativity is a pronounced driver of organizational effectiveness, growth and innovation. However, whilst the pursuit of creativity has become pervasive, creative attainment is never guaranteed. Although a variety of contextual factors that shape employee and team creativity have been investigated in the literature, the changing ecology of teams remains largely overlooked. Nowadays, teams are more dynamic (e.g. multi-teaming), diverse, geographically dispersed and virtual. These contemporary team arrangements introduce unique challenges and opportunities to collaborative team efforts and individual performance. For instance, at the team level, the work flexibility and resources access contemporary teams provide is often coupled with temporal misalignments. Thus, in this PhD project, we address the complexity of the creative process in contemporary teams’ context while considering both individual and team levels of analysis.

Keywords
Creativity, creative process, teams, multiple team membership, diversity
Time frame
2017 -

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