Adversities faced by employees in the workplace impede production and innovation in some circumstances but facilitate growth and development in others. In my research, I examine the conditions and processes that render functional and dysfunctional responses to workplace adversities such as mistreatment and environmental risk factors.
To date, organizational research has generally considered creativity to be a highly desirable, constructive process and outcome for employees and organizations. However, creativity's pivotal role in technological advancement and human progression paradoxically entails foreseeable risks. One such risk is the blurry line between being creative and being unethical. In my second stream of research, I address the elusive link between creativity and ethicality.