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J Appl Psychol. 2005 Sep;90(5):964-71.

Teamwork in multiteam systems.

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School of Management, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA. mmarks@gmu.edu

Abstract

The authors examined how networks of teams integrate their efforts to succeed collectively. They proposed that integration processes used to align efforts among multiple teams are important predictors of multiteam performance. The authors used a multiteam system (MTS) simulation to assess how both cross-team and within-team processes relate to MTS performance over multiple performance episodes that differed in terms of required interdependence levels. They found that cross-team processes predicted MTS performance beyond that accounted for by within-team processes. Further, cross-team processes were more important for MTS effectiveness when there were high cross-team interdependence demands as compared with situations in which teams could work more independently. Results are discussed in terms of extending theory and applications from teams to multiteam systems.

PMID:
16162068
DOI:
10.1037/0021-9010.90.5.964
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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