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Multiple Team Membership: A Theoretical Model of Its Effects on Productivity and Learning for Individuals and Teams
Academy of Management Review
  • Michael Boyer O'Leary, Georgetown University
  • Mark Mortensen, INSEAD
  • Anita Williams Woolley, Carnegie Mellon University
Date of Original Version
1-1-2011
Type
Article
Abstract or Description

Organizations use multiple team membership to enhance individual and team productivity and learning, but this structure creates competing pressures on attention and information, which make it difficult to increase both productivity and learning. Our model describes how the number and variety of multiple team memberships drive different mechanisms, yielding distinct effects. We show how carefully balancing the number and variety can enhance both productivity and learning

Citation Information
Michael Boyer O'Leary, Mark Mortensen and Anita Williams Woolley. "Multiple Team Membership: A Theoretical Model of Its Effects on Productivity and Learning for Individuals and Teams" Academy of Management Review (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/anita_woolley/2/