The Role of Positivity and Connectivity in the Performance of Business Teams

  title={The Role of Positivity and Connectivity in the Performance of Business Teams},
  author={Marcial Losada and Emily D. Heaphy},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={740 - 765}
Connectivity, the control parameter in a nonlinear dynamics model of team performance is mathematically linked to the ratio of positivity to negativity (P/N) in team interaction. By knowing the P/N ratio it is possible to run the nonlinear dynamics model that will portray what types of dynamics are possible for a team. These dynamics are of three types: point attractor, limit cycle, and complexor (complex order, or “chaotic” in the mathematical sense). Low performance teams end up in point… 

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