Th-SYM-2483-6 - Leader-Member Exchange, Shared Leadership In Meetings And Team Effectiveness: Does My Own Contribution Matter?

Track:
Group and team processes
What:
Symposium
When:
1 hour
Where:
S1.67
Discussion:
0
 
Teams and workgroups
Group and team processes
Th-SYM-2483-6
Leader-Member Exchange, Shared Leadership in Meetings and Team Effectiveness: Does My Own Contribution Matter?
E.-M. Schulte*, L. Handke, P. Kortenkamp, S. Kauffeld
 
 
Main Abstract Content: Purpose
Meta-analytic results support the positive impact of shared leadership on team effectiveness (Wang et al., 2014). However, the role of shared leadership in specific situations has not been studied so far. Especially meetings constitute a relevant situation for individual, team, and organizational success (e.g., Kauffeld & Lehmann-Willenbrock, 2012). This study therefore aims at examining the role of shared leadership behavior in meetings and–taking a social exchange perspective–its mediating role in the relationship between leader-member exchange (LMX) and team effectiveness. Further, we analyze the moderating role of equal contributions to shared leadership among team members.
Design/Methodology
We conducted a longitudinal online study with two measurement points. The final sample comprises 167 employees regularly attending team meetings.
Results
Results of a moderated mediation analysis supported our hypotheses: Shared leadership in meetings mediated the relationship between LMX and team effectiveness which is moderated by employee’s own contribution to shared leadership compared to other team members. Only if the surveyed employee contributed more than other team members or if all team members contributed equally, the mediation effect was supported.
Limitations
To gain deeper insights in team processes, team data should be investigated in future research.
Research/Practical Implications
To foster team effectiveness, it is important to (1) establish high quality exchange relationships to team members and (2) to involve all team members equally in shared leadership processes.  
Originality/Value
To our knowledge, this is the first study investigating shared leadership behavior in meetings under consideration of the distribution of shared leadership behavior among team members.  
 
 
 
 
 

 

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