Category: Teams

Maximizing the Benefits of Autonomy in Teams

Topic: Job Design, Teams, Performance
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior
Article: The impact of autonomy and task uncertainty on team performance: A longitudinal field study (FEB 2010)
Author: J. L. Cordery, D. Morrison, B. M. Wright, & T. D. Wall
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

Want teamwork? Then get pride – with fair treatment and leaders who demonstrate the right values

Topic: Fairness, Leadership, Teams
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology 95(6)
Article: Cooperating when “you” and “I” are treated fairly: The moderating role of leader prototypicality
Authors: David De Cremer, Marius van Dijke, and David M. Mayer
Reviewed By: Bobby Bullock

Minority Opinions: A Vital Role in Team Success

Topic: Teams, Decision Making
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP 2010)
Article: A Multilevel Model of Minority Opinion Expression and Team Decision-Making Effectiveness
Authors: G. Park, R.P. DeShon
Reviewed By: Ben Sher

To Give Is To Get In Work Teams

Topic: Goals, Performance, Teams
Publication: Human Performance
Article: What you do for your team comes back to you: A cross-level investigation of individual goal specification, team-goal clarity, and individual performance
Authors: S. Sonnentag and J. Volmer
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Hands-on practice increases creativity in teams

Topic: Creativity, Teams
Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (MAR 2010)
Article: First, get your feet wet: The effects of learning from direct and indirect experience on team creativity
Authors: F. Gino, L. Argote, E. Miron-Spektor, G. Todorova
Reviewed By: Jared Ferrell

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