Understanding Teams

Edited by:
Linda L. Neider, University of Miami
Chester A. Schriesheim, University of Miami

A volume in the series: Research in Management. Editor(s): Timothy Ewest, Houston Baptist University.

Published 2006

Mark Twain, the great American writer, once stated that synergy is the bonus achieved when things work together harmoniously. Organizations in the twenty-first century are driven by a need to achieve synergy for all of their various processes, and organizational structures such as teams have become one of the major ways to do so. Thus, the fourth volume of Research in Management is devoted to highlighting conceptual frameworks and research investigations which elucidate factors related to effective team processes and those which may, in fact, hinder effectiveness.

Foreword: Understanding Teams, Linda L. Neider and Chester A. Schriesheim. Capacity, Collaboration, and Commonality: A Framework for Understanding Team Learning, Aleksander P.J. Ellis and Bradford S. Bell. Personal and Social Functional Background Identity and Individual Performance as a Team Member: The Moderating Role of Identity Salience, Amy E. Randel and Kimberly Jaussi. Factors Contributing to Knowledge Team Performance, Andrew Pirola-Merlo, Leon Mann, and Giles Hirst. Leader-member Exchange at the Team Level: Leader-team Exchange, Ethlyn A. Williams and Terri A. Scandura. Functional Diversity and Conflict in Cross-functional Product Development Teams: Considering Representational Gaps and Task Characteristics, Laurie R. Weingart, Matthew A. Cronin, Christa J.S. Houser, Jonathan Cagan, and Craig Vogel. The Congruence Hypothesis of Intrateam Interdependence in Organizations: Some Recent Findings and Their Implications for Theory and Practice, Gerben Van der Vegt, Ben Emans, and Evert Van de Vliert. Emotional Game Playing and Poor Team Norms: The Implications for Work Teams, Charmine E.J. Hartel and Debra Panipucci. Negotiation and Postnegotiation Performance in Teams: A Motivational Analysis, Bianca Beersma, Carsten K.W. DeDreu, and Femke S. Ten Velden. The Fragility of Group Potency: The Ups and Downs of Confidence during Group Formation, Scott W. Lester, M. Audrey Korsgaard, and Bruce M. Meglino. Leadership and Self-managing Teams: Leading a Team that Manages Itself, Vanessa Urch Druskat and Deepa Dahal. About the Authors.