The dual effects of task conflict on team creativity: Focusing on the role of team-focused transformational leadership
EK Lee, AC Avgar, WW Park, D Choi
International Journal of Conflict Management | Emerald | Published : 2019
The purpose of this paper is to explore the dual effects of task conflict on team creativity and the role of team-focused transformational leadership (TFL) as a key contingency in the task conflict–team creativity relationship. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from 325 teams across ten large companies in South Korea. The study tested the hypothesized moderated mediation model using an SPSS macro (PROCESS, Hayes, 2008). Findings: Results showed that task conflict is directly and positively related to team creativity and is negatively and indirectly related to team creativity via relationship conflict. Furthermore, the study found that team-focused TFL moderates all paths throu..View full abstract
This study was supported partially by the Institute of Management Research at Seoul National University and by Maeng Junsung, CEO of Neoinside Corporation.