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How task conflict can support creative problem solving in teams by stimulating knowledge sharing, critical and creative thinking and meta-cognition

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dc.contributor.author Kiernan, Louise
dc.contributor.author Ledwith, Ann
dc.contributor.author Lynch, Raymond
dc.contributor.editor Dr. Josiane Fahed-Sreih
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-07T14:41:30Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-07T14:41:30Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9971
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explores how task conflict can support creative problem solving in teams and the cognitive processes applied. As multidisciplinary teams can be diverse in nature, they may not always partake competently in the pooling of information, and as a result task conflict may arise due to differences in mental models. Under certain conditions task conflict is considered to be beneficial to creative problem solving because it stimulates knowledge exchange and integration and constructive criticism to reach co-created decisions and solutions. Four case studies were conducted to analyse the discourse of teams carrying out design and innovation projects. Task conflict was found to have a positive impact on creative problem solving in the application of four cognitive processes: knowledge processing, critical and creative thinking and metacognition (team self-reflection). Task conflict was positively related to creativity in the proposal of solution alternatives. The successful application of the cognitive processes was dependent on an awareness of when task conflict is appropriate and high level social skills. The findings have implications for managers of teams solving complex problems. They highlight how the cognitive processes can be constructively used to stimulate and manage conflict to effectively solve problems in teams. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IntechOpen en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IntechOpen;
dc.relation.uri https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/how-task-conflict-can-support-creative-problem-solving-in-teams-by-stimulating-knowledge-sharing-cri
dc.relation.uri https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/how-task-conflict-can-support-creative-problem-solving-in-teams-by-stimulating-knowledge-sharing-cri?jwsource=cl
dc.subject creative problem solving en_US
dc.subject task conflict en_US
dc.subject knowledge sharing en_US
dc.subject critical thinking en_US
dc.subject creative thinking en_US
dc.subject meta-cognition en_US
dc.subject cognitive processes en_US
dc.title How task conflict can support creative problem solving in teams by stimulating knowledge sharing, critical and creative thinking and meta-cognition en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2021-04-07T08:54:06Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.5772/intechopen.96600
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2997568
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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