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Readings in Innovation by David A. Hills, Stanley S. Gryskiewicz

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Climate for Creativity: What to Measure? What to Say About It?

Nancy Koester and Robert M. Burnside

The Work Environment Inventory (WEI) developed by Teresa Amabile in collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership assesses work environment factors that stimulate and hinder creativity. This paper describes the most recent WEI research and presents a model to guide future research and data feedback.

Purpose

This study statistically examined the WEI based on a sample of 14 companies with 1,863 respondents. Previous WEI studies used much smaller samples. The current sample size allowed a more rigorous assessment of the instrument. This study addressed two questions: What does the factor structure look like and is it reliable? Can the number ...

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