Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Education, Management, Information and Medicine

The Relationship Between Task Conflict and Team Learning: the Critical Role of Psychological Safety

Authors
Qin Yan, Chengzhi Feng, Tiejun Wu
Corresponding Author
Qin Yan
Available Online April 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/emim-15.2015.242How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Teams; task conflict; Team learning; Psychological safety
Abstract

In an increasingly competitive workplace, the ability to learn from each other is quite critical. Past research has shown that team learning is one of the most important variables to promote team performance. This study describes the relationship between task conflict and team learning, and explores the moderate effect in the relationship. We selected 238 members in 72 self-management teams as participates, and invited them to finish questionnaires. The results indicated that task conflict exerted a negative effect on team learning. Additionally, relationship between task conflict and team learning was moderated by psychological safety. This study implies that task conflict may decline information processing effectiveness, and then showed negative effect on team learning. Besides, it would be useful to integrate psychological safety as one of the design factors which could foster successful team learning.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Education, Management, Information and Medicine
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
April 2015
ISBN
978-94-62520-68-4
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/emim-15.2015.242How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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