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The Impact of Leadership and Power on Perceptions of Creativity in the Workplace

Politis, John D. (2006). The Impact of Leadership and Power on Perceptions of Creativity in the Workplace. In: 2nd European Conference on IS Management, Leadership and Governance, Paris, France, 12-13 July 2006.

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Author Politis, John D.
Title The Impact of Leadership and Power on Perceptions of Creativity in the Workplace
Conference Name 2nd European Conference on IS Management, Leadership and Governance
Conference Location Paris, France
Conference Dates 12-13 July 2006
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on IS Management, Leadership and Governance
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Conferences Ltd.
Publication Year 2006
ISBN 1905305249   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 167
End Page 177
Total Pages 11
Field of Research 1503 - Business and Management
Abstract The objective of this paper is to empirically investigate the impact of leadership and power on perceptions of creativity in the workplace. The paper also investigates the level of prediction on perceptions of creativity in the workplace after having statistically controlled for the predictive effects of the leadership measures. Results indicate that participative, self-management and transformational leadership styles are capable of enhancing employees' autonomy and freedom and provide the necessary resources, goal clarity, intrinsic motivation and organisational encouragement that are conducive to creativity in organisations. The findings also suggest that the leadership style that defines structure and guides followers in a direction of established goals (e.g. initiating structure leadership) increases formal management structure and conservatism within organisations, which in turn impede creativity and innovQtion. Finally, it was found that the dimension of managerial power does not enhance perceptions of creativity in the workplace after having statistically controlled for the predictive effects of the leadership dimensions. The underlying themes of these findings are discussed.
Keyword creativity
creatologist
leadership
power
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