TITLE

Multiple Team Membership: A Theoretical Model of its Effects on Productivity and Learning for Individuals and Teams

AUTHOR(S)
O'leary, Michael Boyer; Mortensen, Mark; Woolley, Anita Williams
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Academy of Management Review;Jul2011, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p461
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Organizations use multiple team membership to enhance individual and team productivity and learning, but this structure creates competing pressures on attention and information, which make it difficult to increase both productivity and learning. Our model describes how the number and variety of multiple team memberships drive different mechanisms, yielding distinct effects. We show how carefully balancing the number and variety of team memberships can enhance both productivity and learning.
ACCESSION #
61031807

Tags: TEAMS in the workplace;  INDUSTRIAL organization;  WORK environment;  ORGANIZATIONAL behavior;  ORGANIZATIONAL structure;  ORGANIZATIONAL learning

 

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