ERIC Number: EJ797851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Creativity and Team Environment: An Exercise Illustrating How Much One Member Can Matter
Zimmerman, D. Kent; Gallagher, Scott R.
Journal of Management Education, v30 n4 p617-625 2006
This experiential exercise is designed to explore the effects of positive and negative group environments on creativity. It asks students to undertake a creative activity (i.e., draw a picture) in groups with a member predesignated to offer either positive or negative comments. Students in the two different types of group environment produced dramatically different drawings. The exercise can be used to discuss the role of positive and negative work environments on teams and how students can use their skills to effectively handle negative environments.
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Activities, Cooperative Learning, Females, Teamwork, Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Freehand Drawing, Work Environment, Negative Attitudes
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