Work environments, creative behaviours, and employee engagement

Stanley, Tracy (2016) Work environments, creative behaviours, and employee engagement. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

While research regarding the work environments of successful organisations reports separate outcomes of creative behaviours and highly engaged employees, little research has been carried out to simultaneously investigate both notions. This research uses a qualitative field study to investigate the creative behaviours and employee engagement of employees in five types of work contexts within a large project-based organisation. Findings highlight the importance of the challenge of problem solving as positive influence on creative behaviours and employee engagement. Implications for theory and practice include a stronger focus on job design, and manager actions in facilitating both creative behaviours and employee engagement.

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ID Code: 101547
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Matthews, Judy H. & Davidson, Paul
Keywords: Creative Behaviours, Employee Engagement, Project Based Organisations, Work Environments, Qualitative Research
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2016 07:02
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:52

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