The role of leader interpersonal management in team pessimism regulation

Fenghao Wang, Chuding Ling, Wu Liu

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Abstract

In this article, we examined the effect of team pessimism on team performance as well as its underlying mechanisms – collective efficacy and collective stress. We also explored how two different interpersonal emotion management (IEM) strategies by leaders moderate the above effects. Using field data from 80 teams, we found that team pessimism negatively predicted team performance via reduced collective efficacy and increased collective stress. In addition, problem-focused IEM strategies weakened the negative relationship between team pessimism and collective efficacy as well as the positive relationship between team pessimism and collective stress. On the contrary, emotion-focused IEM strategies strengthened these two relationships. The results showed detrimental effect of team pessimism on team functioning and potential double-edged sword effects of different IEM strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
EditorsGuclu Atinc
PublisherAcademy of Management
Volume2019
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)2151-6561
ISBN (Print)0065-0668
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019
Event79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Duration: 9 Aug 201913 Aug 2019

Conference

Conference79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, Massachusetts
Period9/08/1913/08/19

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