TITLE

TIME, TEAMS, AND TASK PERFORMANCE: CHANGING EFFECTS OF SURFACE- AND DEEP-LEVEL DIVERSITY ON GROUP FUNCTIONING

AUTHOR(S)
Price, Kenneth H.; Harrison, David A.; Gavin, Joanne H.; Florey, Anna T.
PUB. DATE
October 2002
SOURCE
Academy of Management Journal;Oct2002, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p1029
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Time serves as a medium for collaboration in teams, allowing members to exchange personal and task-related information. We propose that stronger team reward contingencies stimulate collaboration. As time passes, increasing collaboration weakens the effects of surface-level (demographic) diversity on team outcomes but strengthens those of deep-level (psychological) diversity. Also, perceived diversity transmits the impact of actual diversity on team social integration, which in turn affects task performance. Results from four waves of data on 144 student project teams support these propositions and the strong relevance of time to research on work team diversity.
ACCESSION #
7719014

 

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