Work teams : perceptions of a ready-made support system?

Parris, Melissa Anne 2003, Work teams : perceptions of a ready-made support system?, Employee responsibilities and rights journal, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 71-83.

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Title Work teams : perceptions of a ready-made support system?
Author(s) Parris, Melissa Anne
Journal name Employee responsibilities and rights journal
Volume number 15
Issue number 2
Start page 71
End page 83
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2003-06
ISSN 0892-7545
1573-3378
Keyword(s) individual experience
perception
support
teams
Summary Much research on work teams has been focused at the team-level, considering such issues as effectiveness, productivity, and overall interaction. Using qualitative in-depth interviews, the author has asked the question: what is the experience of the individual working within a team? This paper discusses one theme to have emerged, that of perceptions of support being provided within the team. Respondents' accounts presented an expectation that support would be forthcoming from other team members. The discussion considers the experiences of respondents both when this support was received and when it was not, prompting a reconsideration of our understanding of work teams. Further discussion shows how the expectation and provision of this support has implications for how individuals view both teams and organizational work in general, and how consideration of this issue can assist managers in the renewal of employees' energy and well-being.
Language eng
Field of Research 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Plenum Publishing Corporation
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004095

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Higher Education Research Group
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