Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2003

Journal or Book Title

Small Group Research

Volume

34

Issue

3

First Page

353

Last Page

387

DOI

10.1177/1046496403034003004

Abstract

Researchers have studied interpersonal interventions as a means of increasing the performance of work teams. However, for short-term teams working on contrived tasks of short duration—a combination common in research studies—interpersonal interventions do not seem to affect team performance as much as task interventions. Yet, for short-term teams working on real tasks of longer duration and for ongoing teams, the effects of interpersonal interventions on team performance are more positive. This article presents a temporal framework of teams and tasks that predicts the expectation of benefit, which in turn mediates the effectiveness of interpersonal interventions on team performance.

Comments

This is the post-print of an article from Small Group Research, 34, no. 3 (June 2003): 353–387, doi: 10.1177/1046496403034003004.

Copyright Owner

SAGE Publications

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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