Using creativity-potentials to engage in innovative processes is a major task for modern institutions. In this project we analyze the impact of emotions and their regulation on work-teams' usage of individual creative resources and on the degree of innovation in the resulting outcomes. The problem is tackled from the perspective of affective and cognitive sciences, as both play a major role in regard to the mental load brought about by emotional work. Hence, both have an impact on individuals' and groups' choice of and access to creative and innovative resources. The question of the impact's direction, either enhancing the use of potential creativity or decreasing it, is raised, taking into account psychological safety as a possible moderator.