Category: Teams

Climate Uniformity

Climate Uniformity: A New Concept with Important Organizational Outcomes

Organizational climate can be a tricky subject, especially when there are multiple distinct opinions about the quality of a workplace. So what happens when some employees feel organizational support and other employees don’t? Poor communication, heightened task-conflict, and poor performance can occur.

Is It Lonely At the Top? The Victimization of High Performers

High Performers are defined as the group of talented employees that typically increase both team and organizational performance. Past research has shown that High Performers are likely to be victimized in the workplace by other organizational members. A new study attempts to explain the victimization of High Performers by examining the role of envy and work group identification.

Negotiating as a Team or Alone: Which is more effective?

The days of single country business teams are fast falling behind us. In the modern global marketplace most successful companies are multi-national. A negotiating team may consist of members from many countries, or even many continents. So, how does that affect negotiating style? Is negotiating as a team more effective? A new study suggests that based on the culture of the negotiators different tactics are more effective.

Can’t we just get along? Team personality and conflict (IO Psychology)

Topics: Teams, Personality, Selection Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP 2012) Article: Ready to rumble: How team personality composition and task conflict interact to improve performance. Authors: Bret H. Bradley, Anthony C. Klotz, Bennett E. Postlethwaite, & Kenneth G. Brown Reviewed By: Aaron Manier Team members need to get along

Team Intimacy and Organizational Interventions: Emphasizing Team Cohesion May be More Effective (IO Psychology)

Topic: Teams, Development Publication: Human Resource Management Review (JUN 2012) Article: Too Close for Comfort? Distinguishing Between Team Intimacy and Team Cohesion Authors: Rosh, L., Offermann, L. R., & Van Diest, R. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Within IO psychology, research on teams has become increasingly important in recent years. As

Tension at the Top: Why Women at the Executive Level May Not Welcome Other Women to the Club

Topic: Evidence-Based Management, Teams Publication: Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes (SEP 2011) Article: Female Tokens in High-Prestige Work Groups: Catalysts or Inhibitors of Group Diversification? Authors: Duguid, M. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Workplace diversity is a goal that many (and hopefully most or all) organizations aspire to. In recent

Is Bureaucracy Bad for Creativity? That Depends on You

Topic: Creativity, Strategic HR, Teams
Publication: Academy of Management Journal
Article: How does bureaucracy impact individual creativity? A cross-level investigation of team contextual influences on goal orientation-creativity relationships
Authors: Giles Hirst, Daan Van Knippenberg, Chin-Hui Chen, & Claudia A. Sacramento
Reviewed By: Katie Bachman