Stefan Schulz-Hardt and Felix C Brodbeck (2008)

Group performance and leadership.

In: Introduction to social psychology, ed. by Hewstone, Miles and Stroebe, Wolfgang and Jonas, Klaus and Hewstone, Miles (Ed) and Stroebe, Wolfgang (Ed) and Jonas, Klaus (Ed). Blackwell Publishing, Malden, chap. Group performance and leadership., pp. 264-289. BPS textbooks. (ISBN: 978-1-4051-2400-3).

In this chapter we examine the question of how social interdependence and social interaction affect group performance. More specifically, we provide answers to the following questions: How can we identify group-level influences on performance? What are the major pitfalls and opportunities for performance when people work together in a group? What can we do to systematically optimize group performance? Why is leadership so critical for group performance, and how can it contribute to the optimization of group performance? We answer these questions by outlining the basic underlying principles, applying them to specific group tasks, with examples, and selectively illustrating them with empirical research. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Accession Number: 2007-09163-012. Partial author list: First Author & Affiliation: Schulz-Hardt, Stefan; Georg-August-University Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany. Release Date: 20080922. Publication Type: Book (0200), Edited Book (0280). Format Covered: Print. Document Type: Chapter. Book Type: Textbook/Study Guide. ISBN: 978-1-4051-2400-3, Paperback. Language: English. Major Descriptor: Group Performance; Leadership; Social Interaction. Classification: Group & Interpersonal Processes (3020). Population: Human (10). Intended Audience: Psychology: Professional & Research (PS). Page Count: 26.