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Interdependence in Virtual Teams—A Double-Edged Sword?

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posted on 2024-06-19, 22:12 authored by L Kanse, EK Stephenson, FE Klonek, S Wee
To address the increased need of understanding how interdependence affects virtual team performance, we experimentally manipulated process interdependence and resource interdependence in 102 virtual teams. We examined effects on team processes and team task and creative performance. Increased process interdependence improved both types of team performance, whereas resource interdependence decreased creative performance. Further, process interdependence was most beneficial for task performance when resource interdependence was low. Contrary to expectations, team processes did not mediate these relationships. We contribute to a fuller understanding of how interdependence influences key performance criteria in virtual teams and provide practical implications for designing virtual teamwork.

History

Journal

Small Group Research

Pagination

1-34

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1046-4964

eISSN

1552-8278

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Publisher

SAGE Publications