TEAMWORK UNDER TURNOVER AND SUCCESSION.
Technical rept. no. 2
HARPUR COLL ENDICOTT N Y
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Twenty-eight groups were observed performing a task that requires teamwork but allows flexibility of organization. The teams were made to experience varied amounts of membership replacement. Team performance was found to suffer significantly a if the number of members replaced was large relative to the past history of the team b if succession in the control position was involved and c if the successors intelligence was lower than his predecessors. Performance did not suffer if a the number of members replaced was large absolutely but not relatively or b replacement occurred as turnover in subordinate positions further, c performance was unrelated to intelligence except following replacement. The findings are not task-specific, as they in general replicate those of previous studies employing different tasks. Author