A Model of Positive Relationships in Teams: The Role of Instrumental, Friendship, and Multiplex Social Network Ties

Jeffery A. LePine, Jessica R. Methot, Eean R. Crawford, Brooke R. Buckman

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Abstract

Scholars have long claimed that teams involve complex systems of member interaction that involve both task and social elements, yet very little research has directly examined the implications of the interplay of these two elements for team member relationships specically and for the functioning and eectiveness of teams more generally. is gap is crucial to resolve because relationships among team members oen serve as the explanation for linkages among team inputs on one hand and team outcomes on the other (Ilgen, Hollenbeck, Johnson, & Jundt, 2005; McGrath, 1964). To address this gap, we draw from social network theory to propose a model, depicted in Figure 9.1, that describes how task interdependence and perceived similarity inuence the nature of relationships among team members and how these relationships, in turn, inuence team eectiveness by virtue of their eects on taskwork, teamwork, member attitudes and cognitions, and member well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPersonal Relationships
Subtitle of host publicationThe Effect on Employee Attitudes, Behavior, and Well-being
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages173-194
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781136336621
ISBN (Print)9780415876476
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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