Relating Member Ability and Personality to Work-Team Processes and Team Effectiveness Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Six hundred fifty-two employees composing 51 work teams participated in a study examining relationships among team composition (ability and personality), team process (social cohesion), and team outcomes (team viability and team performance). Mean, variance, minimum, and maximum were 4 scoring methods used to operationalize the team composition variables to capture the team members' characteristics. With respect to composition variables, teams higher in general mental ability (GMA), conscientiousness, agreeableness, extraversion, and emotional stability received higher supervisor ratings for team performance. Teams higher in GMA, extraversion, and emotional stability received higher supervisor ratings for team viability. Results also show that extraversion and emotional stability were associated with team viability through social cohesion. Implications and future research needs are discussed.

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Barrick, M. R., Stewart, G. L., Neubert, M. J., & Mount, M. K.

citation count

  • 900

publication date

  • January 1998