An interesting Chinese study by Hu, Chen, Gu, Huang, and Liu (2017) found that relationship conflict in inter-organizational teams tended to hurt team creativity even though team conflict tended to help the creative process. Moreover, the research revealed that shared leadership mitigated negative relationship conflict and supported team creativity. How might you, as a DNP leader, use the findings in this study?


Hu, N., Chen, Z., Gu, J., Huang, S., & Liu, H. (2017). Conflict and creativity in inter-organizational teams: The moderating role of shared leadership. International Journal of Conflict Management, 28(1), 74-102. doi:10.1108/IJCMA-01-2016-0003



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