Team boundary work and team workload demands : Their interactive effect on team vigor and team effectiveness

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Author(s)

  • Ulrich Leicht-Deobald
  • Chak Fu Lam
  • Heike Bruch
  • Florian Kunze
  • Wen Wu

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-488
Journal / PublicationHuman Resource Management
Volume61
Issue number4
Online published19 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

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Abstract

Drawing from team-level job demands-resources theory, we hypothesize that team workload demands moderate the positive link between team boundary work (i.e., boundary spanning and boundary buffering) and team effectiveness (i.e., team innovation and team performance), such that boundary work is more beneficial for team effectiveness when teams face higher team workload demands. Furthermore, we predict that this interaction occurs through increased team vigor, where team vigor is defined as an affective emergent state characterized by positive valences and high activation levels experienced by team members. We largely find support for our model across two field studies: a cross-sectional survey using three independent data sources (89 automotive research and development teams, including 724 team members, 89 team leaders and 18 managers) and a time-lagged survey using two independent data sources (139 teams working in a Chinese utility company, including 640 team members and 139 team leaders). Our article contributes to team research by broadening our understanding of when and how team boundary work is associated with greater team effectiveness.

Research Area(s)

  • boundary buffering, boundary spanning, team boundary work, team innovation, team performance, team vigor, team workload demands

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Team boundary work and team workload demands : Their interactive effect on team vigor and team effectiveness. / Leicht-Deobald, Ulrich; Lam, Chak Fu; Bruch, Heike et al.

In: Human Resource Management, Vol. 61, No. 4, 07.2022, p. 465-488.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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