Getting into the Vibe: Affective Temporality and Collaborative Creativity in Recording Studios

Christina Luethy, Silviya Svejenova

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Although the relationship between time and creativity has fascinated scholars for centuries, little attention has been paid to the temporality of creative work, particularly in collaborative settings. In this paper, we turn to the recording studio as a particularly useful context to understand different feelings of time shape collaborative creativity. We mobilize the concept of affective temporality to account for how different affectively charged temporal durations influence creative fluency and output in collaborative creativity. Our empirical study shows how collaborative creativity in the recording studio is patterned around four affective temporalities: immersive time, performance time, waiting time and play time. We elaborate how an attuned navigation of these affective temporalities in temporal work enables both creative fluency and output in collaborative creative work and produces emotional energy which enhances the collaborative process. In the discussion, we unfold the implication of our findings for our understanding of time in creative work and in relation to how temporal work tinkers with temporal experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighty-third Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
EditorsSonia Taneja
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationBriarcliff Manor, NY
PublisherAcademy of Management
Publication date2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2023: Putting the Worker Front and Center - Boston, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20238 Aug 2023
Conference number: 83


ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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SeriesAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings

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