Team effectiveness in China : Cooperative conflict for relationship building

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Author(s)

  • Dean Tjosvold
  • Margaret Poon
  • Zi-You Yu

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-367
Journal / PublicationHuman Relations
Volume58
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

Abstract

Groups are increasingly responsible for accomplishing critical, complex tasks for organizations, but understanding and developing effective teamwork have proved difficult. Findings from groups in Chinese enterprises supported recent theorizing that confidence in the group's interpersonal relationships promotes team effectiveness. Results also suggested, in contrast to traditional theorizing about Chinese values, that conflict management was an important foundation for this confidence in relationships. Specifically, the structural equation analysis supported the reasoning that cooperative conflict builds confidence in relationships that, in turn, results in team effectiveness. Results were interpreted as providing support for the universalistic aspirations of the theory of cooperation and competition and that managing conflict cooperatively is a foundation for team effectiveness in China as well as in the West Copyright © 2005 The Tivistock Institute ® SAGE Publications.

Research Area(s)

  • Chinese values, Competitive conflict, Cooperative conflict, Relationships, Teamwork

Citation Format(s)

Team effectiveness in China : Cooperative conflict for relationship building. / Tjosvold, Dean; Poon, Margaret; Yu, Zi-You.

In: Human Relations, Vol. 58, No. 3, 03.2005, p. 341-367.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)62_Review of books or of software (or similar publications/items)peer-review