TEAM STRUCTURE AND PERFORMANCE: ASSESSING THE MEDIATING ROLE OF INTRATEAM PROCESS AND THE MODERATING ROLE OF TASK TYPE.
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We used data from 45 production teams (626 individuals) and their supervisors to test hypotheses related to team structure. For teams engaged primarily in conceptual tasks, interdependence exhibited a -shaped relationship with team performance, whereas team self-leadership exhibited a positive, linear relationship with performance. For teams engaged primarily in behavioral tasks, we found a -shaped relationship between interdependence and performance and a negative, linear relationship between team self-leadership and performance. Intrateam process mediation was found for relationships with interdependence but not for relationships with team self-leadership. Overall, findings support a model of team structure and illustrate how relationships between structural characteristics and a team's performance can be moderated by its tasks.
Academy of Management Journal
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Stewart, G. L., & Barrick, M. R.
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