Why and when hierarchy impacts team effectiveness: A meta-analytic integration.

@article{Greer2018WhyAW,
  title={Why and when hierarchy impacts team effectiveness: A meta-analytic integration.},
  author={Lindred L. Greer and Bart A de Jong and Maartje E. Schouten and Jennifer E. Dannals},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={103 6},
  pages={
          591-613
        }
}
Hierarchy has the potential to both benefit and harm team effectiveness. In this article, we meta-analytically investigate different explanations for why and when hierarchy helps or hurts team effectiveness, drawing on results from 54 prior studies (N = 13,914 teams). Our findings show that, on net, hierarchy negatively impacts team effectiveness (performance: ρ = -.08; viability: ρ = -.11), and that this effect is mediated by increased conflict-enabling states. Additionally, we show that the… CONTINUE READING

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