A Time for Creativity: The Role of Temporal Dimensions for Creativity

A Time for Creativity:

The Role of Temporal Dimensions for Creativity


Date: 16 April 2019

Time: 18:15 – 19:00 (followed by a small reception)

Place: Webster University Geneva, LLC Commons Room


A public talk by Dr. Alexander S. McKay, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, part of the Creativity and Innovation Lecture Series organized by the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI).


Do you struggle with time pressures that are imposed on you by others or yourself that impedes your creativity? Do you struggle with how best to pace out your creative work? As many know, creativity is bound by and contingent on time. Indeed, people cannot discuss or define creativity without invoking or implying the critical role time plays for creativity. However, how various temporal dimensions impact creativity remains poorly understood. For example, concepts like procrastination are argued by some to be beneficial for creative performance, while others argue it is detrimental. In this presentation, I review the current state of knowledge on the relationship between time and creativity. I discuss how temporal dimensions from external and internal sources impact creative performance. I then provide recommendations for people that are working on or managing others that are working on creative endeavors on how time can help or hurt creative performance.


Alexander S. McKay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2018. His research focuses on creativity and innovation, addressing two overarching questions: (a) what makes people be creative/innovative? and (b) what makes people evaluate something or someone as creative/innovative?


While this event is free of charge, we kindly ask that you register >> HERE

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Webster University Geneva, Living and Learning Center (LLC)
Route de Collex 9 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland

Event Type

Global Campuses, Geneva

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