publication . Master thesis . 2017

The Relationship between Management Team Size and Team Performance: The Mediating Effect of Team Psychological Safety

Midthaug, Mari Bratterud;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to explore the relationship between team size (number of team members) and team performance in management teams. There is a lack of empirical research exploring the potential links between these two elements within management teams. Further, little attention has been paid to potential mechanisms affecting this relationship. In this study, team psychological safety has been examined as a potential mediator in the size-performance relationship, hypothesizing that team size and team performance are negatively related and that team psychological safety will mediate the relationship between team size and team performance. Data was collec...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: team size team psychological safety management teams team performance
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Previous Research on the Relationship Between Size and Performance...................................4 Process Loss, Task Focus and Productivity...........................................................................6 Diversity, Team Size and Performance .................................................................................8 The Information/Decision-Making Perspective.....................................................................8 The Social Categorization Perspective and Social Identity ...............................................9 The Categorization-Elaboration Model (CEM) .................................................................9

Rationale and Hypotheses........................................................................................................10 The Mediating Role of Team Psychological Safety ............................................................11 Team Psychological Safety and Individual Well-Being and Growth ..................................13 Team psychological safety, learning and growth ............................................................13 Team psychological safety and individual well-being.....................................................14

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