Category: Teams

Why Work Group Satisfaction Matters

Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Job Performance, Teams Publication: Personnel Psychology (SPRING 2010) Article: Satisfaction, citizenship behaviors, and performance in work units: A meta-analysis of collective construct relations Authors: D.S. Whitman, D.L. van Rooy, and C. Viswesvaran Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger The happy worker is the productive worker, right?  Not necessarily.  Indeed,

Does Size Matter . . . In Workgroup Effectiveness?

Topic: Teams Publication:  Small Group Research Article: Group size, group development, and group productivity. Author: S.A. Wheelan Featured by:  Lit Digger When it comes to workgroup teams, YES! You have already probably noticed that working in larger groups often means less cohesiveness and less participation from group members, and often the opportunity for more free-riding.  But have you ever wondered if group size matters?

Beware of trait dominance in groups: Those people may be full of hot air!

Topic: Personality, Teams Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology Article: Why do dominant personalities attain influence in face-to-face groups? The competence-signaling effects of trait dominance.). Why do dominant personalities attain influence in face-to-face groups? The competence-signaling effects of trait dominance. Author: C. Anderson, G. Kilduff Featured by: LitDigger While attitudes towards group projects run the

Arranging the Top Dogs for Maximum Effectiveness

Topic: Teams, Organizational Performance Publication: The Academy of Management Journal Article: Top management team functional background diversity and firm performance. Blogger: Benjamin Granger A key factor that can have a direct effect on an organization’s overall performance is the composition of its top managers.  Teams of top leaders are commonly referred to as top management teams (TMT), and researchers have investigated how various aspects of an organization’s TMT effect

Before You Give Me A Hand, Be Sure I Need It

Topic: Teams Publication: The Journal of Applied Psychology (2008) Article: Harmful help: the costs of backing-up behavior in teams. Blogger: Rob Stilson Warning! The findings of this study have the potential to blow your mind if you follow research on teams. OK, maybe not “The Matrix blow your mind,” but I