Contribution to a Book
Digital Transformation and Human Behavior: Innovation for People and Organisations
Concetta Metallo, Maria Ferrara, Alessandra Lazazzara, Stefano Za
This paper unpacks creative processes in collaborative spaces (CS). We focus on how the positive resources related to wellbeing and work-life balance derived from working in CS interplay with the use of collaborative technology in affecting individual creativity. We conducted a survey study with individuals working in 27 different CS in Italy. We propose and find a positive relationship between the perceived level of work-life balance satisfaction and individual creativity. Instead we do not find a significant relationship between the frequency of technology mediated interactions with external actors and individual creativity. Furthermore, the relationship between work-life balance and creativity is negatively moderated by technology mediated interactions with external actors. In other words, an intense use of collaborative technology with actors external to the CS can generate perceptions of overload thus making the impact of work-life balance on creativity not significant. We conclude with theoretical and practical implications.
Creativity, Collaborative space, Collaborative technology, Work-life balance
Carlotta Cochis, Elisa Mattarelli, Fabiola Bertolotti, Anna Chiara Scapolan, Fabrizio Montanari, and Paula Ungureanu. "How Perceptions of Work-Life Balance and Technology Use Impact upon Creativity in Collaborative Spaces" Digital Transformation and Human Behavior: Innovation for People and Organisations (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47539-0_16