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Influence of leader and follower behavior on employee voice, team task responsibility, and team effectiveness.

Halle, Yvette ter (2016) Influence of leader and follower behavior on employee voice, team task responsibility, and team effectiveness.

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Abstract:This study investigates the effect of leader and follower behavior on voice climate, team task responsibility and team effectiveness. This study distinguishes itself by including both leader and follower behavior as predictors of team effectiveness. In addition, voice climate and team task responsibility are tested as potential mediators of the relationship between task-oriented behaviors (informing, directing, verifying) and team effectiveness as well as the relationship between relation-oriented behaviors (positive feedback, intellectual stimulation, individual consideration) and team effectiveness. This cross-sectional exploratory study includes four methods: 1) inter-reliable coding of leader and follower behavior during staff meetings; 2) surveys of 57 leaders; 3) surveys of643 followers; 4) survey of 56 lean coaches. Regression analyses showed that both leaders and followers display more task-oriented behaviors opposed to relation-oriented behaviors during staff meetings. Contrary to the hypotheses, none of the observed leader behaviors positively influences voice climate, team task responsibility or team effectiveness. However, all three task-oriented follower behaviors indirectly influence team effectiveness. The findings from this research illustrate that follower behaviors has more influence on team effectiveness compared to leader behavior. Practical implications, strengths and limitations of the research are discussed. Moreover, future research directions including the mediating role of culture and psychological safety are proposed as well.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69169
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