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The influence of workstation orientation and task complexity on the underlying factors of efficient team collaboration

Glinski, Benedikt (2019) The influence of workstation orientation and task complexity on the underlying factors of efficient team collaboration.

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Abstract:Team collaboration is an important strategy for modern organizational problem solving.. Previous research has shown that the orientation of a work station and the complexity of the team task influence the outcome of a team collaboration. However, not a lot is known about how the underlying factors (team leadership behavior, mutual performance monitoring, closed loop communication and backup behavior) of an effective team collaboration are affected by the orientation and complexity. This study investigates how these factors influence effective team collaboration based on the mentioned underlying factors. In an experiment, three member teams needed to execute team tasks. The results showed that the orientations of workstations influence mutual performance monitoring and backup behavior in the teams to a significant extent, whereas task complexity had no significant influence on the factors underlying team collaboration. Based on existing literature the results imply that the orientation can lead to decreased uncertainty regarding fellow team members actions and a faster development of interpersonal trust.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78363
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