ERIC Number: EJ1088522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Adopting Employees' Ideas: Moderators of the Idea Generation-Idea Implementation Link
Da Silva, Nancy; Oldham, Greg R.
Creativity Research Journal, v24 n2-3 p134-145 2012
This study examined the possibility that the relationship between the number of ideas an employee generated and the number of those ideas that were adopted by the organization was moderated by the general radicalness of the employee's ideas (i.e., the extent to which the ideas were breakthrough or groundbreaking), the employee's intention to stay, psychological safety, and coworker support. Ninety-three employees generated one or more ideas and raters evaluated the radicalness and implementation of these ideas. Results showed a positive relationship between the number of ideas generated by an employee and the number adopted when the employee's ideas were generally low in radicalness. However, when an employee's ideas were generally high in radicalness, there was a positive relationship between the numbers generated and implemented only when the employee intended to remain a member of the organization or felt psychologically safe at work. The implications of these results for future research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Employees, Adoption (Ideas), Creativity, Program Implementation, Intention, Safety, Social Support Groups, Public Libraries, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Regression (Statistics), Questionnaires, Factor Analysis
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