The Collective Construction of Work Group Moods

  title={The Collective Construction of Work Group Moods},
  author={Caroline A. Bartel and Richard Saavedra},
  journal={Administrative Science Quarterly},
  pages={197 - 231}
This research examines mood as a collective property of work groups. We argue that work group members experience group moods when they can detect and display mood information through observable behavioral expressions. To test the hypothesis that work group moods are manifested behaviorally, we developed an observational instrument and compared observers' reports of work group mood with self-reported measures from 70 work groups. As predicted, groups converged for eight distinct mood categories… 

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