The communication patterns of technical leaders: impact on product development team performance

@inproceedings{Ehrlich2014TheCP,
  title={The communication patterns of technical leaders: impact on product development team performance},
  author={Kate Ehrlich and Marcelo Cataldo},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2014}
}
Leaders are important for the smooth functioning of teams but their effect on team performance is less well established. Based on a sample of 55 software development teams from two companies we examined the association between technical leaders- communication structure and the team's performance. Consistent with past research, we found that a team's productivity and quality improve when the team communication follows hierarchical and small-world patterns, respectively. However, there was… CONTINUE READING