How to Measure Shared Leadership?

[We’re pleased to welcome G. James Lemoine of the University at Buffalo–State University of New York, Gamze Koseoglu of the University of Melbourne, Hamed Ghahremani of the University at Buffalo–State University of New York, and Terry C. Blum of Georgia Institute of Technology. They recently published an article in Organizational Research Methods entitled, "Importance-Weighted Density: A Shared Leadership … Continue reading How to Measure Shared Leadership?

Breaking the Paradox: Understanding How Teams Create Developmental Space

[We’re pleased to welcome author Karin Derksen of the Free University of Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit). Derksen recently published an article in the Journal of Management Inquiry entitled “Breaking the Paradox: Understanding How Teams Create Developmental Space," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Derksen reveals her motive for pursuing her research … Continue reading Breaking the Paradox: Understanding How Teams Create Developmental Space

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

Can Virtual Teams Work Together as Well as Traditional Teams?

A good team is like a well oiled machine. Members have a collective understanding of what needs to be done and how to do it (referred to as a "Shared Mental Model"), allowing them to move towards a mutual success. But how does this work for teams that communicate mostly with technology? M. Travis Maynard … Continue reading Can Virtual Teams Work Together as Well as Traditional Teams?

War of the Texters

When researchers Melvin C. Washington, Ephraim A. Okoro and Peter W. Cardon examined the backlash, if any, from texting during meetings, the results came back with much more than they expected. Recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, here's the abstract from Perceptions of Civility for Mobile Phone Use in Formal and Informal Meetings: We report our survey research … Continue reading War of the Texters

Best Papers in Small Group Research

Small Group Research addresses and connects three vital areas of study: the psychology of small groups, communication within small groups,and organizational behavior of small groups. The winner of the 2011-2012 SGR Best Article of the Year Award was presented at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research to: Siyuan Huang and … Continue reading Best Papers in Small Group Research

Teams In the Management Classroom: A Teaching Moment

Management educators who use teams in the classroom often face challenges in holding team members accountable for their performance. In a new Journal of Management Education podcast, associate editor Cindi Fukami talks with Dr. H. Kristl Davison of the University of Mississippi about her article, “How Individual Performance Affects Variability of Peer Evaluations in Classroom … Continue reading Teams In the Management Classroom: A Teaching Moment

The Top Five: Small Group Research

Managers and scholars interested in teamwork and team building, work groups, meeting success, and related topics will benefit from valuable findings in the five articles most read in the past month on Small Group Research. These articles—some new, some classic—are freely available to access using the links below through the end of March. Please share … Continue reading The Top Five: Small Group Research

How Expressing Emotions Influences Resilience At Work

Editor's note: We are pleased to welcome John Paul Stephens of Case Western Reserve University, Emily D. Heaphy of Boston University, Abraham Carmeli of Tel Aviv University, and Gretchen M. Spreitzer and Jane E. Dutton, both of the University of Michigan, whose article "Relationship Quality and Virtuousness: Emotional Carrying Capacity as a Source of Individual … Continue reading How Expressing Emotions Influences Resilience At Work

How Thinking Styles Influence Team Innovation

Editor's note: We are pleased to welcome Dr. Corinne Post, Assistant Professor of Management at Lehigh University. Dr. Post, whose research interests include diversity management, performance, and innovation, published "Deep-Level Team Composition and Innovation: The Mediating Roles of Psychological Safety and Cooperative Learning" on August 30, 2012 in Group & Organization Management. *** There has … Continue reading How Thinking Styles Influence Team Innovation