Climate for work group creativity and innovation: Norwegian validation of the team climate inventory (TCI)

Scand J Psychol. 2004 Nov;45(5):383-92. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2004.00420.x.


The present study assessed the psychometric properties and the validity of the Norwegian translation of the Team Climate Inventory (TCI). The TCI is a measure of climate for innovation within groups at work and is based on the four-factor theory of climate for innovation (West, 1990). Cronbach's alpha revealed satisfactory reliabilities and exploratory factor analysis successfully extracted the four original factors as well as a fifth factor that has also been reported in other studies (N = 195 teams from a wide range of professions). Results from confirmatory factor analysis, using a different sample (N = 106 teams from the Norwegian public postal service), suggested that the five-factor solution had the most parsimonious fit. Criterion validity was explored by correlating TCI scores from 92 post offices and 395 postal distribution teams with customer satisfaction scores. Significant positive relationships were found between three of four TCI scales and customer satisfaction.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Consumer Behavior / statistics & numerical data
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Creativity*
  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Humans
  • Norway
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Psychometrics
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*
  • Work / psychology*
  • Workplace / psychology