International Journal of Psychology vol:43 issue:3-4 pages:490-490
International Congress of Psychology edition:24 location:Berlin, Germany date:20-25 July 2008
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.