Succession is Key: Studying Successor Team Dynamics in Family Firms

[We're pleased to welcome Jim Cater of The University of Texas at Tyler. Jim recently published an article in Family Business Review with co-authors Roland E. Kidwell and Kerri M. Camp entitled "Successor Team Dynamics in Family Firms." From Jim:] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? My work in family business studies is … Continue reading Succession is Key: Studying Successor Team Dynamics in Family Firms

More Than One-on-One: The Impact of Mentoring Relationships on Coworkers

Research on mentorship in the workplace rarely expands beyond the individuals involved in a mentoring relationship, but what kind of impact does mentorship have on individuals outside the relationship? A recent article from Group & Organization Management from authors Suzanne Janssen, Joël Tahitu, Mark van Vuuren, and Menno D. T. de Jong entitled "Coworkers' Perspectives on Mentoring Relationships" … Continue reading More Than One-on-One: The Impact of Mentoring Relationships on Coworkers

Extreme-Team Research: An Approach to Overcoming Research Obstacles

Researching the performance and management of extreme teams, which work in unconventional environments on high-risk tasks, presents a number of unique challenges to researchers, including limitations on data collection and sample sizes. In a new article published in Journal of Management, entitled "An Approach for Conducting Actionable Research with Extreme Teams," authors Suzanne T. Bell, David M. … Continue reading Extreme-Team Research: An Approach to Overcoming Research Obstacles

The Positive Collective: The Impact of Positivity on Team Performance

[We're pleased to welcome Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock. Nale recently published an article in Group & Organization Management entitled "Understanding Positivity Within Dynamic Team Interactions: A Statistical Discourse Analysis" with co-authors Ming Ming Chiu, Zhike Lei, and Simone Kauffeld.] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? Positivity has been studied extensively at the individual level, … Continue reading The Positive Collective: The Impact of Positivity on Team Performance

Illustrating the Intricacies of Team Communication

Illustrating communication and conversation in organizational teams is easier than it seems--all you need is a ball of string. The recent Management Teaching Review article "Web-of-Communication" from authors Gary Wagenheim and Jacqueline McAdam outlines a simple group exercise for students and organizational teams to better understand communication patterns and team development. The abstract for the paper: The … Continue reading Illustrating the Intricacies of Team Communication

How Does Organizational Design Influence the Risk-Taking Perceptions of Managers?

[We’re pleased to welcome Devaki Rau of Northern Illinois University. Dr. Rau recently collaborated with Thorvald Haerem of BI Norwegian Business School and Elisa Fredericks of Northern Illinois University on their article "The Influence of Centralization and Extent of Cross-Functional Team Usage on Senior Managers’ Risk-Related Perceptions" from Group and Organization Management.] Though we know … Continue reading How Does Organizational Design Influence the Risk-Taking Perceptions of Managers?

Fostering Shared Leadership in Teams

[We’re pleased to welcome Amelie Grille of Braunschweig University of Technology. Dr. Grille recently published an article with Eva-Maria Schulte and Simone Kauffeld, also of Braunschweig University of Technology, in Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies entitled "Promoting Shared Leadership: A Multilevel Analysis Investigating the Role of Prototypical Team Leader Behavior, Psychological Empowerment, and Fair … Continue reading Fostering Shared Leadership in Teams

Read the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science’s Special Issue on Illuminating the Scholarship of Coaching for Free!

Is goal attainment more likely when the coach or the client initiates goal and task statements? Can a coach’s transformational and transactional leadership behavior help explain the differences between dyadic and group coaching? What limitations to the ethical codes of conduct do executive coaches face? You can read about these topics and more in the … Continue reading Read the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science’s Special Issue on Illuminating the Scholarship of Coaching for Free!

Lise van Oortmerssen on Creative Processes and Their Valuable Surprises

[We're pleased to welcome Lise van Oortmerssen of the University of Amsterdam. Dr. van Oortmerssen recently collaborated with Cees M. J. van Woerkum of Wageningen University and Noelle Aarts of both Wageningen University and the University of Amsterdam on their paper "When Interaction Flows: An Exploration of Collective Creative Processes on a Collaborative Governance Board," recently … Continue reading Lise van Oortmerssen on Creative Processes and Their Valuable Surprises

The March Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Online!

The March issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is now available and can be read online for free for the next 30 days. This issue offers a range of compelling articles on organizational studies as well as astute book reviews. The lead article, "Creativity from Constraint? How the Political Correctness Norm Influences Creativity in Mixed-sex Work … Continue reading The March Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Online!