Reviewing Work Team Design Characteristics Across Industries: Combining Meta-Analysis and Comprehensive Synthesis

Kameron M. Carter, Brandon A. Mead, Greg L. Stewart, Jordan D. Nielsen, Samantha L. Solimeo

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Abstract

This article presents a comprehensive synthesis and quantitative review of studies examining relationships between team design characteristics and team performance. Across 398 primary studies, the present study meta-analytically investigated the effects of team composition, team task design, and team leadership characteristics on team performance. The study further investigates how the effects of these team design characteristics differ according to the industry context within which the team is embedded (high technology, manufacturing, service, or student). Overall, this review emphasizes the importance of continued inquiries focusing on team design while also discussing the implications of this review for theory, practice, and future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-188
Number of pages51
JournalSmall Group Research
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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