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Multilevel influences of team identification and transactive memory on team effectiveness

Estelle Michinov (Department of Psychology, Universite de Rennes 2, Rennes, France)
Jacques Juhel (Department of Psychology, Universite de Rennes 2, Rennes, France)

Team Performance Management

ISSN: 1352-7592

Article publication date: 12 March 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to examine the mediating effect of transactive memory between team identification and two outcomes of team effectiveness (i.e. team member satisfaction and team performance).

Design/methodology/approach

Data were obtained from a survey among 502 employees working in 53 teams, and analyzed by Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling.

Findings

Results showed that transactive memory partially mediated the relationship between team identification and team effectiveness at the individual level. Moreover, transactive memory, specifically the coordination component, fully mediated the relationship between team identification and team effectiveness at the team level.

Research limitations/implications

The study used a cross-sectional design for the questionnaire and no objective measure of team performance.

Practical implications

Managers who want to develop effective work teams may be advised to organize team-building activities to strengthen both affective and cognitive aspects.

Originality value

This is the first empirical study to examine the relationships between team identification, transactive memory and team effectiveness from a multilevel perspective.

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Acknowledgements

Disclosure of interests: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interests concerning this article.

Citation

Michinov, E. and Juhel, J. (2018), "Multilevel influences of team identification and transactive memory on team effectiveness", Team Performance Management, Vol. 24 No. 1/2, pp. 106-120. https://doi.org/10.1108/TPM-05-2017-0021

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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