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Workplace pressure moderates perception of threat or opportunity and employee creativity after downsizing

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Abstract:

I examined subjective experience of creativity after downsizing with 348 employees in high-tech companies. I found that if employees regard downsizing as an opportunity they exhibit greater creativity after downsizing than when they consider downsizing a threat. Workload pressure moderated the relationship between threat perception and self-perceived creativity in such a way that, when workload was light, employees who viewed downsizing as an opportunity experienced greater creativity than when workload was heavy. I also found a 3-way interaction between threat perception, workload pressure, and challenging work such that the 2-way interaction for creativity between threat perception and workload pressure was more significant when work was more challenging.

Keywords: CHALLENGING WORK; COMPANY DOWNSIZING; CREATIVITY; OPPORTUNITY; THREAT; WORKLOAD PRESSURE

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2013.41.6.957

Publication date: July 1, 2013

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