This study addresses the question of how meaningfulness in the workplace fosters employee creativity. It is posited that two forms of meaningfulness (meaningfulness at work [perceived organizational identity and external prestige] and meaningfulness in working [challenge and freedom]) are keys to enhancing employee creativity. Specifically, the study examined the intervening role of organizational identification and positive psychological experiences in the relationship between meaningfulness and creativity. The results confirm a sequential mediation model in which meaningfulness in the workplace is positively associated with supervisor ratings of employee creativity, via identification and positive psychological experiences (vitality, positive regard and mutuality, and organization-based self-esteem).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Psychology (miscellaneous)