Interactions within groups and subgroups: The effects of demographic faultlines
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AbstractWe investigated the effects of intragroup and cross-subgroup communications in an experimental field study on demographic faultlines. The results indicated that faultlines explained more variance in perceptions of team learning, psychological safety, satisfaction, and expected performance than single-attribute heterogeneity indexes. In addition, cross-subgroup work communications were effective for groups with weak faultlines but not for groups with strong faultlines. Overall, this study extends the original faultline model, documents the utility of the concept of faultlines, and identifies some of their effects on work group outcomes.
All Author(s) ListLau DC, Murnighan JK
Name of Conference16th Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Industrial-and-Organizational-Psychology
Start Date of Conference27/04/2001
End Date of Conference29/04/2001
Place of ConferenceSAN DIEGO
Journal nameAcademy of Management Journal
Volume Number48
Issue Number4
Pages645 - 659
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesBusiness; BUSINESS; Business & Economics; Management; MANAGEMENT

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