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The leadership game : the effect of vertical versus shared leadership on team performance, group development and engagement.

Leeuwen, Jarno Christiaan (Rico) (2014) The leadership game : the effect of vertical versus shared leadership on team performance, group development and engagement.

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Abstract:This study investigated the influence of vertical and shared leadership on team success. Team success consisted of team performance, group development and engagement. Vertical leadership is leadership that stems from an appointed leader, whereas shared leadership emanates from within the group. Research was conducted in a laboratory setting. Participants were divided into a vertical or shared team each consisting of four members. Teams played a computer game focused on collaboration and communication and had to solve five puzzles. In total 80 participants were used for this study. Results show that the manipulation had failed and that none of the teams met the required vertical leadership team definitions. However, informal vertical leadership was compared to shared leadership and yielded no significant difference on team success. Closer examination of leader behaviors and communication patterns reveal that leader assignment is questionable.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Communication Studies MSc (60713)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65457
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