Amy E. Climer, Ph.D., is a 2016 graduate of the PhD Program in Leadership and Change at Antioch University
Dr. Amy Climer [center] with Dissertation Committee Chair, Dr. Mitchell Kusy [right], and Dissertation Committee Member, Dr. Carol Baron [left], at her Dissertation Defense, Santa Barbara, May 2016.
- Mitchell Kusy, Ph.D., Committee Chair
- Carol Baron, Ph.D., Committee Member
- Susan Keller-Maters, Ed.D., Committee Member
- James Kaufman, Ph.D., External Reader
This study developed a scale for teams to assess their behaviors related to creative synergy. Creative synergy is the interactions among team members where the collective creative results are greater than the sum of their individual efforts. When a team achieves creative synergy they have the potential to solve difficult problems with innovative solutions leading to positive impacts on our communities, societies, and even our world. This study looked at the internal-process variables of teams to determine what factors impact creative synergy. The research process involved two phases.In Phase 1, a survey was taken by 830 adults who were members of teams. The results were analyzed using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis .A new scale was created that identified three factors teams need for creative synergy: team purpose, team dynamics, and team creative process. In Phase 2, the new scale was tested with three work teams to determine the perceived accuracy of the scale. The new Creative Synergy Scale will be a valuable tool for teams wanting to be more creative together. It will give them feedback on their level of team purpose, team dynamics, and team creative process.This dissertation is accompanied by two supplemental files:a video of the author’s introduction (MP4) and a correlation table showing the original 75 items considered for the Creative Synergy Scale (PDF). This dissertation is available in open-access at OhioLink ETD Center, etd.ohiolink.edu and AURA:Antioch University Repository and Archive, http://aura.antioch.edu/
Climer, Amy E., "The Development of the Creative Synergy Scale" (2016). Dissertations & Theses. 270.
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