Does your job demand a high degree of creativity?

Do you often work in English or another foreign language?

Would you like to learn more about how the use of English influences your creativity in the workplace?

Then take part in our webinar on the research project “CREATE-ET”!

On November 27, 2020, the virtual closing conference of the “CREATE-ET” project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, will take place. Over the past two years, a team of researchers from Trier University and ESCP Business School Berlin has been investigating the influence of English as a foreign language on creativity in teams in general and in negotiations as a field of application. We look forward to sharing and discussing initial research results with you. World-renowned experts in the fields of creativity, negotiation and foreign language will give keynotes that will fuel a multifaceted reflection and discussion of the results with the project leaders, Prof. Dr. Katrin Muehlfeld and Prof. Dr. Robert Wilken, thus rounding off the event.

The following keynote speeches await you:

– The impact of (foreign) language from the perspective of international business | Prof. Rebecca Piekkari, Aalto University, Finland

– Creativity in the Workplace: The Foundation for Individual and Team Innovation | Prof. Christina Shalley, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, USA

– Creativity in Negotiations. Narrating identity and emotions as a resource | Prof. Shirli Kopelman, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, US

– The foreign language effect. How using a foreign language alters our decision-making | Assistant Prof. Sayuri Hayakawa, Northwestern University, USA

Within the framework of CREATE-ET, Trier University conducted interactive team experiments in which teams solved different creativity tasks together, randomly either in their mother tongue (German) or in a foreign language (English).

ESCP conducted computer-aided negotiation simulations with over 300 students from around 45 countries, in which teams of two, consisting of buyer and seller, negotiated in English on four contractual items. Initial results show that foreign language competence influences the use of negotiation tactics to conclude a contract, and it also influences the exploitation of the creative (integrative) potential of the negotiation and thus its success.

If we have sparked your interest, please register via the following link. Participation in our virtual closing conference is free of charge for you.

We look forward to welcoming you virtually.