Trust but verify: the perils of intrateam trust for the performance of short-lived teams: a moderated mediation examination

Trust but verify: the perils of intrateam trust for the performance of short-lived teams: a moderated mediation examination
Document type
Conference Paper
Author(s)
Lyubovnikova, Joanne; Legood, Alison; Lee, Allan
Publisher
British Academy of Management
Date of publication
9 September 2014
Series
British Academy of Management Conference Proceedings 2014
Subject(s)
People management: all aspects of managing people
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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[Authors' original abstract]

It is widely acknowledged that teams are adaptive, dynamic systems, which have a past, present and future (Gully 2000; Tannenbaum et al. 2012). Team scholars are therefore increasingly interested in the emergence of team dynamics and how aspects of team composition aggregate over a team’s lifecycle and influence team processes and outcomes (Mathieu et al. 2013). However, cross-sectional studies continue to prevail in the literature, and there has been limited empirical attention paid to how team processes transpire and develop over time. In seeking to address this gap, the present study adopts a longitudinal design to examine how an important interpersonal process, intrateam trust, emerges to influence team performance via the mediating effects of team monitoring and social loafing. With the exception of a few notable studies, there is currently a lack of research examining the mechanisms through which trust indirectly affects team performance (e.g., Dirks 1999; Langfred 2004; Schippers et al. 2003). Furthermore, contention also exists within the literature regarding the role that monitoring, a key team action process, plays in facilitating this relationship. We also contribute to the literature by exploring the extent to which group equity sensitivity moderates the intrateam trust-performance relationship. We begin by outlining the theoretical development of the study, before describing the methodology, proposed strategy for data analysis and anticipated contributions to the literature.

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