Adapting to Reductions in Team Size: An Examination of Three Structural Alternatives
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING
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Research on downsizing in organizations has traditionally focused on the affective based reactions of survivors or the reactions of financial markets to downsizing announcements. Very little research has examined how organizational units adapt to downsizing. This paper investigates three structural approaches to downsizing in teams and directly tests the general proposition that the appropriateness of a specific structural alternative can only be understood by considering certain team compositional factors. Results suggest that the conscientiousness, emotional stability and extraversion of team members moderate the relationship between these three structural alternatives and team performance.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations