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ERIC Number: EJ1196594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5626
Effects of Team Unlearning on Employee Creativity: The Mediating Effect of Individual Reflection
Matsuo, Makoto
Journal of Workplace Learning, v30 n7 p531-544 2018
Purpose: Although unlearning is considered an essential step for creativity, little is known about the relationship between team unlearning and employee creativity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating role of individual reflection between team unlearning and employee creativity. Design/methodology/approach: The research model was tested using multisource survey data from 164 employees in 28 teams at a manufacturing firm and a service firm. Findings: The results of the multilevel analyses indicated that team unlearning had a positive influence on supervisor-rated employee creativity, fully mediated by individual reflection. Practical implications: It should be noted that employee creativity is not automatically enhanced through team unlearning. Managers should encourage members to reflect on their work practices following team-unlearning exercises for the purpose of enhancing their creativity. Originality/value: The findings contribute to the existing literature by demonstrating that reflective practices play significant roles in linking team unlearning with employee creativity. This study explored preceding literature examining employee creativity in terms of the unlearning process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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