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Creative Peas performs customized company- and industry-wide research projects in the fields of leadership and innovation. The ultimate goal of these projects is to help our clients understand and solve the dilemmas they are currently facing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Research Projects
  • Research Partners
  • Publications

Your organization may be facing innovation challenges that are very specific to you or your particular industry. If you accurately pinpoint the root causes of these challenges, you will be able to implement (often) simple solutions, and stop wasting resources and opportunities on inefficient workarounds. 

Explore, experiment, excel

We collaborate with a number of established university researchers in the fields of leadership and open innovation to perform customized company- and industry-wide research initiatives. This research can help you gain a competitive advantage by identifying critical areas that request your attention and by providing you with a clear roadmap as to what needs to be done.

All of our research projects employ a variety of validated research methods and techniques tailored to suit your individual circumstances. By working with published experts in the field of organizational psychology, you can rest assured that the research methods are sound and that the resulting research findings are valid and reliable.

Some of our specific research topics have included: leadership, creativity, innovation and innovation climate, managing open innovation, feedback and reactions to negative feedback. The findings have resulted in clear practical recommendations and solutions for organizations and have been published in scientific journals in the field of psychology, management and organizational behavior.

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Creative Peas collaborates with a number of established researchers in the fields of leadership, creativity and innovation. This is a selected list of our research partners.


Professor Dr. Barbara Wisse 

Professor of Organizational Psychology at the University of Groningen

Barbara holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Leiden University. Her work focuses explicitly on power and leadership processes and often revolves around topics such as ethics and morality, emotions, justice and the psychological effects of change. Barbara has published in the main journals in the field of psychology, management and organizational behavior.

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Dr. Eric Rietzschel
Assistant Professor in Organizational Psychology at the University of Groningen

Eric holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on both individual and group creativity. In particular, he is interested in the way the work environment and personality interact in shaping creative behavior, and in measurement issues surrounding organizational creativity. Eric has published in the main journals in the field of organizational psychology and management.

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Dr. Jana Niemann

Lecturer in Organizational Psychology at the University of Groningen

Jana's research broadly focuses on feedback reactions and feedback seeking in organizations. More specifically, Jana explores how interpersonal and power differences affect employee and leader reactions to negative feedback. She also investigates how the provider of negative feedback can minimize unfavorable feedback reactions by framing the negative information in a less confronting manner. Another line of Jana's research focuses on exploring reasons underlying leaders' reluctance to seek performance feedback from their employees.

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Stacey Sanders
 
Doctoral candidate in Organizational Psychology at the University of Groningen

Stacey's research focuses on how moral emotions such as pride, contempt, and guilt affect leader moral behavior. Moreover, she is interested in the influence of leaders’ communication style on employee creativity.

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Some of Diana's major scientific papers and articles are listed here.