When teamwork is good for employees — and when it isn’t

Ogbonnaya, Chidiebere (2019) When teamwork is good for employees — and when it isn’t. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012

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Most work today is done in teams. While teamwork can lead to innovative ideas and strong performance, it can also be stressful. Conflicts arise, people become too dependent on each other, some don’t get their fair share of credit – there are numerous coordination costs that come with making teams work well. From studying the effects of teamwork on employee wellbeing, I’ve found that a lot of this stress stems from the pressure that managers put on employees. While some pressure is necessary to get employees to perform at their best, pushing a team too hard can cause big problems for both employees and the organization.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Management
Research Centres and Groups: Future of Work Hub
Depositing User: Chidiebere Ogbonnaya
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 15:00
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 15:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/86295

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