Impact of e-leadership and team dynamics on virtual team performance in a public organization
International Journal of Public Sector Management
Article publication date: 26 March 2021
Issue publication date: 28 June 2021
This study examines the effect of various attributes of leadership and teams, modeled as perceived e-leadership and perceived team dynamics on virtual team (VT) performance in a public organization.
Using a survey instrument, data were collected from 184 participants involved in a virtual workplace from one of the largest Canadian public organizations. This study uses PLS-SEM software and quantitative methods.
This research identified that perceived team dynamics, which includes team member behavior, collaboration and support, has a significant medium effect on VT member performance. However, perceived e-leadership, which includes leaders' trust, leader communication/co-ordination and leader behavior, has a significant small effect on VT performance.
This study contribute to literature on VTs and VT's performance specially in public organizations. As the existing literature on employee performance has mainly focused on private organizations, and more so on VTs. However, little is known about VTs in public organizations and specifically about their performance.
The authors are grateful to the editor in chief and the two anonymous reviewers for their guidance and constructive comments.Author statement and contribution: Fatima Elyousfi: Idea conceptualization, introduction, theory development, hypothesis conceptualization, data collection (visits, meetings, questionnaire development and administration), review and editing and proofreading and validation.Amitabh Anand: Introduction, hypothesis conceptualization, questionnaire development, methodology, results support, discussions, limitations and directions for future research, theory contribution, review and editing and proofreading and validation.Audrey Dalmasso: Hypothesis conceptualization, questionnaire development, data analysis and results investigation and review and editing.
Elyousfi, F., Anand, A. and Dalmasso, A. (2021), "Impact of e-leadership and team dynamics on virtual team performance in a public organization", International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 34 No. 5, pp. 508-528. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPSM-08-2020-0218
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