Managing Team Centricity in Modern Organizations

Edited by:
Brian Murray, University of Dallas
James H. Dulebohn, Michigan State University
Dianna L. Stone, Universities of New Mexico, Albany, and Virginia Tech

A volume in the series: Research in Human Resource Management. Editor(s): Dianna L. Stone, Universities of New Mexico, Albany, and Virginia Tech. James H. Dulebohn, Michigan State University.

Published 2022

Managers are increasingly employing teams as a primary work unit in organizations, but they are struggling with how to effectively lead the emerging team structures. Intensifying the challenges that they are facing, work restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic hastened the move to remote work, flexible work arrangements, and virtual teams. The current volume of Research in Human Resource Management presents literature reviews, conceptual development, and original research evidence to inform the management of teams and spotlight new directions and approaches for team research in this evolving, complex, and dynamic environment.

This ten article volume includes an outstanding roster of established and emerging team scholars who define the future of team management research. The volume is presented in four parts. PART ONE introduces perspectives on the science of team research. Joshua Strauss and James Grand present the systems thinking perspective as an alternative to more traditional IPO and multi-level covariation models. Patrick Rosopa introduces a machine learning approach to inductive team research for complex networks and dynamic variable relationships. PART TWO includes three articles that address team performance. Gabe Dickey and colleagues present a model of performance management, leadership, and engagement. Akvile Mockevic iu te and colleagues systematically review the feedback literature for teams and present a model of performance enhancement. John Austin provides a qualitative study that steers transactive memory research in a new direction for teams accessing external expertise. PART THREE offers two articles on individualized flexible work arrangements among team members and their effect on team outcomes. Miriam Baumga rtner and Martina Hartner-Tiefenthaler offer script development and a reflexivity process to address the negative impact of uncoordinated team member job crafting. Chenwei Liao presents empirical evidence about the team efficacy and performance outcomes from servant leadership in managing the i-deals process for team members. PART FOUR includes two articles that address the rising presence of virtual teams by looking at electronic communication and its implications for diverse team members. Julio Canedo and colleagues review literature regarding diversity and virtual teams to inform the development of a model that links measures of diversity and the intervening experience of diversity, types of electronic communication, virtual team processes, and team outcomes. Bill Bommer and James Schmidtke present an empirical study addressing the question of whether team member behavior is different in virtual meetings than face-to-face and whether there is a gender implication for the change to videoconferencing.

The volume is designed primarily for scholars in the fields of human resource management, organizational behavior, and industrial-organizational psychology. It also serves the needs of instructors and students in master's and doctoral courses in industrial-organizational psychology, human resource management, or organizational behavior. Each article is grounded in managerial context that will appeal to practitioners in the field.

New Directions for Research on the Management of Teams, Brian Murray, James H. Dulebohn, and Dianna L. Stone. PART I: THE SCIENCE OF TEAMS. Applying Systems Science to Advance Research on Team Phenomena, Joshua A. Strauss and James A. Grand. Machine Learning and the Science of Teams, Patrick J. Rosopa. PART II: ENHANCING TEAM PERFORMANCE. Enhancing Team Engagement in Team-Centric Organizations: An Integrative Model and Application, Gabriel Dickey, J. Lee Whittington, and Enoch Asare. When Does Feedback Enhance Performance in Teams? A Systematic Literature Review and Future Research Agenda, Akvilė Mockevičiūtė, Sabrine El Baroudi, Sergey Gorbatov, and Svetlana N. Khapova. Situated Expertise: The Extra-Team Outcomes of a Team Transactive Memory Intervention, John R. Austin. PART III: WORK FLEXIBILITY AND THE TEAM. Tackling the Autonomy Paradox: A Team Perspective on the Individual Use of Time-Spatial Flexibility, Miriam K. Baumgärtner and Martina Hartner-Tiefenthaler. Servant Leadership and Idiosyncratic Deals: Influence on Individual and Team Performance, Chenwei Liao. PART IV: VIRTUAL TEAM ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY. The Moderating Effect of Electronic Communication Technology on the Relations Between Diversity and Virtual Team Processes, Julio C. Canedo, Dianna L. Stone, and Kimberly M. Lukaszewski. Virtual Meetings: Increasing Equity, Exacerbating the Inequities, or Just ‘Meh? William H. Bommer and James M. Schmidtke. About the Contributors.