Taking an interactionist perspective, this contribution identifies the role of context in allowing the expression of individual creativity, whether such creativity is the outcome of innate talent or whether it needs to be nurtured and learned to different extents. Unlike previous work, however, rather than studying the intensity of creativity measured in terms of creative outputs, typically associated with productivity and innovation, we focus on the degree to which the individual need for expressing creativity is satisfied. Individual satisfaction has been argued to reflect the perceived distance between individual aspirations and achievement (Inglehart, 1990). In answering the question of what influences satisfaction with creativity in the workplace, this work takes into account the extent to which the organization supports human aspiration to creativity, rather than the extent to which individual creativity can support organizational goals. Consistently, we account for individual aspirations as reflected in motivations as well as preferences regarding governance processes and work practices. At a macro level, we also consider the socio-economic quality of the environment where individuals live and work. When applied to work contexts, this approach allows predicting the effects on satisfaction with creativity (SwC hereafter), which is expected to contribute to individual accomplishment. We rely on a national Survey on Italian Social Cooperatives (SISC hereafter) undertaken in Italy in 2006. Data include information about 4134 salaried workers in 320 Italian social cooperatives: mutual benefit organizations with a not-for-profit objective whose main activity is devoted to social areas of concern. This original data set provides a specific application of the study of creativity-related satisfaction in the not-for-profit sector, where employees’ task-oriented motivation is hypothesized to be substantive. In the empirical analysis we use three items of satisfaction measured on a 1 to 7 Likert scale as dependent variables in the ordered logit model: satisfaction with creativity, with self-fulfillment and with the job as a whole.
Satisfaction with creativity: a study of organisational characteristics and individual motivations / Sacchetti, Silvia; Tortia, Ermanno Celeste. - ELETTRONICO. - 2011:09(2011).
|Titolo:||Satisfaction with creativity: a study of organisational characteristics and individual motivations|
|Autori:||Sacchetti, Silvia; Tortia, Ermanno Celeste|
|Luogo di edizione:||Trento|
|Casa editrice:||Università degli Studi, Trento. Dipartimento di Economia|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Citazione:||Satisfaction with creativity: a study of organisational characteristics and individual motivations / Sacchetti, Silvia; Tortia, Ermanno Celeste. - ELETTRONICO. - 2011:09(2011).|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||07.2 Altre pubblicazioni (Other types of publications)|