Title: A study on the consequences of within-organization staff homogeneity on an organization’s creativity and innovativeness
Authors: De Cooman, Rein
De Gieter, Sara
Pepermans, Roland
Jegers, Marc #
Issue Date: Jul-2008
Publisher: Psychology Press
Host Document: International Journal of Psychology vol:43 issue:3-4 pages:490-490
Conference: International Congress of Psychology edition:24 location:Berlin, Germany date:20-25 July 2008
Abstract: Within I&O psychology, high person-organization fit resulting from value congruence is mostly mentioned for its positive consequences on employee attitudes. However at the organizational level, theoreticians often warn for negative outcomes. As put in the ASA theory, at the long term organizations are occupied by a set of like-minded employees. It is predicted that this homogeneity has negative effects on innovativeness and creativity. To test this hypothesis, the present study questions a group of teachers as well as their principals. Using mixed-method technique, respondents are asked to evaluate their person-organization fit, as well as the school’s creativity and innovativeness.
ISSN: 0020-7594
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
# (joint) last author

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