Although recent research highlights the role of team member goalorientation in team functioning, research has neglected the effects of diversity in goalorientation. In a laboratory study with groups working on a problem-solving task, we show that diversity in learning and performanceorientation are related to decreased group performance. Moreover, we find that the effect of diversity in learning orientation is mediated by group information elaboration and the effect of diversity in performanceorientation by group efficiency. In addition, we demonstrate that teamreflexivity can counteract the negative effects of diversity in goalorientation. These results suggest that models of goal orientation in groups should incorporate the effects of diversity in goal orientation.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2011|
- goal orientation
- team performance
- team processes