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Title: Satisfaction with creativity: a study of organisational characteristics and individual motivations
Author(s): Sacchetti, Silvia
Tortia, Ermanno
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Citation: Sacchetti S & Tortia E (2011) Satisfaction with creativity: a study of organisational characteristics and individual motivations. Research Papers in Economics, 9/2011. Department of Economics, University of Trento.
Keywords: creativity
job satisfaction
organizational processes
interpersonal relations
JEL Code(s): J24
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Trento
Series/Report no.: Research Papers in Economics, 9/2011
Abstract: In answering the question of what influences satisfaction for creativity in the workplace, this work takes into account the extent to which the organization supports human aspiration to creativity. The empirical model uses survey data encompassing over 4,000 workers in Italian social enterprises. Results show that satisfaction for creativity is supported, at organizational level, by teamwork-oriented action, including the quality of processes, relations and on-the job autonomy. At the individual level, satisfaction for creativity is enhanced by the strength of intrinsic and socially oriented motivations and by competence. The analysis of interaction terms shows that teamwork and workers' intrinsic motivations are complementary in enhancing the perception of creativity-enhancing work settings, while a high degree of required competences appears to substitute good relationships with superiors.
Type: Working or Discussion Paper
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Affiliation: Socio-Management
University of Trento

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