Month/Year of Graduation
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Dr. William Kramer
Remote work is on the rise and here to stay. Due to the different work environments available, it benefits organizations and society to understand how workplace modality could affect creativity among team members. Additionally, social constructs like social loafing and coordination could change in these different work modes, which can impact the team. The purpose of this research was to explore how work environments affect teams and creativity, along with the impacts of social loafing and coordination due to a lack of research around these constructs together. In the current study, we used cross-sectional self-reported data from 169 total participants from primarily North America and South America. Results showed remote work did not change the relationship between social loafing and coordination. However, remote work had a significant negative relationship with creativity but a positive linear effect on coordination and creativity in that as both remote work and coordination increased, so did employees’ perceptions of their team creativity. Employees in remote teams’ perceived increase of creativity in their teams could indicate that maintaining appropriate levels of coordination in remote teams could be a solution to reduce the consequences of high levels of remote work lowering employees’ perceptions of team creativity. This research could be helpful to Human Resource Development (HRD) professionals, managers, and those involved in making certain employees receive support, engagement, and development while continually building their skills as they navigate the spectrum of working remotely as well as promoting better working conditions and well-being.
Jiang, Yuyi, "Creativity in Remote Teams: The Effects of Social Loafing and Coordination" (2022). Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects. 188.
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