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Extending the faultline model to geographically dispersed teams: How colocated subgroups can impair group functioning

Book or journal references : Academy of Management Journal, vol. 49, pp. 679-692 (2006).

Author(s) : Polzer , J. T. and Crisp , C. B. and Jarvenpaa , S. L. and Kim , J. W.

Abstract :

We theorize that in geographically dispersed teams, members' geographic locations are likely to activate "faultlines" (hypothetical dividing lines that split a group into subgroups) that impair team functioning. In a study of 45 teams comprised of graduate students from 14 schools in ten countries, we found that geographic faultlines heightened conflict and reduced trust. These faultlines were stronger when a team was divided into two equally sized subgroups of colocated members and when these subgroups were homogeneous in nationality.


Keywords :

GLOBAL VIRTUAL TEAMS; DEMOGRAPHIC FAULTLINES; DISTRIBUTED TEAMS; CONFLICT; DYNAMICS; PERFORMANCE; DIVERSITY; TRUST; INFORMATION; KNOWLEDGE

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