New Job – New Ideas: The Relationship between Tenure and Perceived CreativeClimate
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Despite an increasing interest in labour mobility as a mechanism for diffusing ideas between organisations, regions, and countries, few studies have considered new employees’ opportunities to share ideas in their new organisations. This paper focuses on how perceptions of creative climate (CC) is related to tenure in organisations by analysing perceived CC in a random sample of unionised Swedish white-collar workers (n=1303). It finds tenure to be negatively related to perceived CC for the first few years of employment. The level of knowledge required for a position does not moderate this relationship, but more knowledge-intensive work in itself tends to be associated with higher levels of perceived CC. Understanding the factors that influence the CC is important since CC could influence not only labour mobility’s efficiency as a mechanism for diffusing ideas between organisations, but also potentially employees’ decision to leave their current organisation.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-63567OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-63567DiVA: diva2:380460