Previously published as: Training Strategies for Tomorrow
Online from: 2003
Subject Area: Learning and Development
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Article citation: C. Savelsbergh, (2012) "Team role stress: relationships with team learning and performance in project teams", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 26 Iss: 4, pp. -
Savelsbergh C., Gevers J.M.P., van der Heijden B.I.J.M. and Poell R.F.
Group & Organization Management, February 2012, Vol. 37 No. 1, Start page: 67, No. of pages: 34
Although role stress literature has almost exclusively focused on individual role incumbents, it is conceivable that shared conditions of ambiguity, conflict, and quantitative or qualitative overload may give rise to a collective experience of role stress in teams. Testing a multilevel mediation model among 38 Dutch project teams (n=283), we studied the interplay among individual and team role stress, team learning behaviors, and individual and team performance. Team role stress was discerned as a separate construct next to individual role stress. Team quantitative role overload, in particular, impeded team and individual performance by inhibiting team learning behaviors and, indirectly, also hindered individual performance by increasing individual quantitative overload.
Article type: Research paper
Keywords: Individual performance, Multilevel mediation, Project teams, Team learning behaviors, Team performance, Team role stress