Investigating the relationships among team emotional intelligence, trust, conflict and team performance
Article publication date: 17 December 2018
Issue publication date: 7 March 2019
The purpose of the study is to enhance understanding of the relationships among team emotional intelligence (EI), trust in team, conflict in team and team performance.
A sample of 389 team members from 84 project teams in large-scale construction projects was surveyed.
Findings showed that team EI is positively associated with team performance. In addition, trust and conflict in the team mediate the association between team EI and team performance.
The ability to perceive one’s own and others’ emotions significantly increases the likelihood of team performance by increasing trust in a team and reducing conflict. Therefore, managers can use these findings to boost team performance and reduce conflict in their teams.
This research contributes to the better understanding of the relationship between team EI and team performance in large-scale construction projects. In addition, this research is an empirical investigation into the mediation variables linking EI to team performance.
Rezvani, A., Barrett, R. and Khosravi, P. (2019), "Investigating the relationships among team emotional intelligence, trust, conflict and team performance", Team Performance Management, Vol. 25 No. 1/2, pp. 120-137. https://doi.org/10.1108/TPM-03-2018-0019
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