Group performance

Section: Self-regulation in Teams and Work Groups

Groups and teams perform many important tasks in companies and organizations. The goal of the current project is to understand how these groups regulate their behavior to attain task goals. We currently focus on the role of deviant group members who perform poorly, have a different opinion concerning a group decision, or criticize the group. We aim to predict how groups react to such performance deviates by integrating classic motivation science approaches (how individuals set goals, attribution theory) with constructs from small group- and team research (pro-group intent). We mainly conduct laboratory and online experiments that we complement with field research to highlight the relevance of our findings for teams in organizations.

Project Management: Dr. J. Lukas Thürmer