Fostering team creativity: perspective taking as key to unlocking diversity's potential.

  title={Fostering team creativity: perspective taking as key to unlocking diversity's potential.},
  author={Inga Jasmin Hoever and Daan van Knippenberg and Wendy P. van Ginkel and Harry G. Barkema},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  volume={97 5},
Despite the clear importance of team creativity for organizations, the conditions that foster it are not very well understood. Even though diversity, especially diversity of perspectives and knowledge, is frequently argued to stimulate higher creativity in teams, empirical findings on this relationship remain inconsistent. We have developed a theoretical model in which the effect of a team's diversity on its creativity is moderated by the degree to which team members engage in perspective… 

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