The Relationship Between Task Conflict and Team Learning: the Critical Role of Psychological Safety
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- Teams; task conflict; Team learning; Psychological safety
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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TY - CONF AU - Qin Yan AU - Chengzhi Feng AU - Tiejun Wu PY - 2015/04 DA - 2015/04 TI - The Relationship Between Task Conflict and Team Learning: the Critical Role of Psychological Safety BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Education, Management, Information and Medicine PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1237 EP - 1240 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/emim-15.2015.242 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/emim-15.2015.242 ID - Yan2015/04 ER -