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Goal orientation and supervisory behaviors: impacting SMWT effectiveness

Charles M. Carson (Assistant Professor at the School of Business, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
Don C. Mosley (Assistant Professor at the Department of Management, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA)
Scott L. Boyar (Assistant Professor at the Department of Management, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA)

Team Performance Management

ISSN: 1352-7592

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

This paper explores the role of individual goal orientation on the self‐management work process and how individual goal orientation may impact self‐managed work team (SMWT) effectiveness. Supervisory encouragement, team member goal orientation, and work team behaviors are included in a conceptual model of work team effectiveness. Propositions addressing the relationships between goal orientation, encouraging supervisory behaviors, and self‐managed work team effectiveness are offered and practical implications addressing the usage of goal orientation as a selection tool for self‐managed work teams and the need for external supervisors to encourage certain work team behaviors to promote work team effectiveness are discussed.

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Carson, C.M., Mosley, D.C. and Boyar, S.L. (2004), "Goal orientation and supervisory behaviors: impacting SMWT effectiveness", Team Performance Management, Vol. 10 No. 7/8, pp. 152-162. https://doi.org/10.1108/13527590410569878

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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