This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. Summary Gossip is a behavior that has traditionally been viewed as harmful in organizations. However, a more balanced perspective has emerged in recent years that suggests gossip is not inherently good or bad but that certain factors determine its impact. Adopting this lens, the … Continue reading More Than Idle Talk: Examining the Effects of Positive and Negative Team Gossip
Author(s), Title and Publication Lovelace, K.; Shapiro, D. L.; & Weingart, L. R. (2001). Maximizing cross-functional new product teams’ innovativeness and constraint adherence: A conflict communications perspective. Academy of Management Journal, 44(4), 779-793 Summary This study examined the impact of team diversity on team performance. Due to increasing competition resulting from market globalization and changing … Continue reading Maximizing Cross-Functional New Product Teams’ Innovativeness and Constraint Adherence: A Conflict Communications Perspective.
Topic: Power, Leadership Communication, and Organizational Culture Author(s), Title and Publication Tost, L.; Gino, F.; & Larrick, R. (2011). When power makes others speechless: The negative impact of leader power on team performance. Academy of Management Journal, published online before print September 4, 2012. Summary This research examined the impact of leaders’ feelings of power … Continue reading When power makes others speechless: The negative impact of leader power on team performance