FR-P02-019-interactive - Trust, conflict and adaptivity in police teams: The team leader viewpoint

Track:
Group and team processes
What:
Interactive Poster Presentation
When:
1 hour 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
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0
Teams and workgroups
Group and team processes
FR-P02-019-interactive
Trust, conflict and adaptivity in police teams: The team leader viewpoint
C. L. Rus 1,*, L. Ratiu 1, A. Baban 1
1Department of Psychology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
 
Content: Scholars have previously observed that the investigation of the role that several important emergent states may play in shaping team performance holds substantial promise for understanding and addressing team dynamics and outcomes. Thus, this study investigated the mediator role of team conflict (task, relational and process) in the relationship between team trust and team member adaptivity in police teams.
Data were provided by 145 police team leaders from one police organization, through self-reports using a cross-sectional design.
Path analyses revealed that the relationship between team trust and team member adaptivity through team conflict types is complex. Team trust had negative direct relationships with task and relational conflict, but no relationship with process conflict. Also, team trust positively influenced team member adaptivity. Furthermore, task conflict led to relational conflict, while the later led to subsequent process conflict. Finally, process conflict had a negative relationship with team member adaptivity.  
These results were based on a research design that is weak in identifying causal relationship between the examined variables.
Although, these findings address concerns about the mechanisms by which team trust contributes to adaptivity within teams in police organizations. This study highlights the importance of team emergent states, reinforcing the crucial role of trust and conflict in organizational context. Furthermore, this research shows that police organizations can explore strategies to increase adaptive performance by effectively managing trust and conflict between team members.
These findings extend prior research on team dynamics and specifically provide valuable evidence on how to promote adaptivity in police organizations.
 
 
 
 

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