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Team reflexivity and innovation:the moderating role of team context

Schippers, Michaéla C. and West, Michael and Dawson, Jeremy (2014) Team reflexivity and innovation:the moderating role of team context. Journal of Management. ISSN 1557-1211

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Abstract

Team reflexivity, the extent to which teams collectively reflect upon and adapt their working methods and functioning, has been shown to be an important predictor of team outcomes, notably innovation. As described in the current article, the authors developed and tested a team-level contingency model of team reflexivity, work demands, and innovation. They argue that highly reflexive teams will be more innovative than teams low in reflexivity when facing a demanding work environment. A field study of 98 primary health care teams in the United Kingdom corroborated their predictions: Team reflexivity was positively related to team innovation, and team reflexivity and work demands interacted such that high levels of both predicted higher levels of team innovation. Furthermore, an interaction between team reflexivity, quality of physical work environment (PWE), and team innovation showed that poor PWE coupled with high team reflexivity was associated with higher levels of team innovation. These results are discussed in the context of the need for team reflexivity and team innovation among teams at work facing high levels of work demands.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Performance-Led HR
ID Code: 55922
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2012 14:25
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 05:28
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55922

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