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Title: Satisfaction with Creativity: A Study of Organizational Characteristics and Individual Motivation
Authors: Sacchetti, Silvia
Tortia, Ermanno
Contact Email: silvia.sacchetti@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Creativity
Pragmatism
Satisfaction
Motivations
Teamwork
Autonomy
Inclusion
Fairness
Social enterprises
Issue Date: Dec-2013
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Sacchetti S & Tortia E (2013) Satisfaction with Creativity: A Study of Organizational Characteristics and Individual Motivation, Journal of Happiness Studies, 14 (6), pp. 1789-1811.
Abstract: In answering the question of what influences satisfaction with creativity in the workplace, this work takes into account the extent to which the organization supports human aspiration to act creatively. The work throughout reflects a pragmatist approach to creativity and fulfillment, bridging it with needs theory in psychology. The empirical model uses survey data encompassing over 4,000 workers in Italian social enterprises. Results show that satisfaction with creativity is supported, at organizational level, by teamwork, autonomy, domain-relevant competences, as well as by inclusive, fair processes and relationships. At the individual level, satisfaction with creativity is enhanced by the strength of intrinsic initial motivations. The analysis of interaction terms shows that teamwork and workers' initial motivations are complementary in enhancing satisfaction with creativity, while a high degree of domain-relevant competences appears to substitute advice and supervision by superiors in accomplishing the desired level of creative action.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/11345
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10902-012-9410-y
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Affiliation: Socio-Management
Trento University

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