TITLE

The Weakest Link: Can Inferior Members Raise the Bar in Work Groups?

AUTHOR(S)
Santora, Joseph C.; Seaton, William J.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Academy of Management Perspectives;May2008, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p104
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a review by researchers Bernhard Weber and Guido Hertel of previous research regarding whether combining employees into work groups helps improve the performance of inferior employees. The authors note how the review considers the role of social comparison, in which environment determines performance standards and behavior, and social indispensability, in which inferior group members (IGMs) are cognizant of their contributions to a project, in work groups. They note the review's focus on employee motivation and how IGMs attempted to improve their work skills.
ACCESSION #
32739765

 

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