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Working Together Effectively Before It All Goes Downhill

Multiple team membership (MTM) is a reality in today’s workplace, with high-value employees lending their expertise to a variety of project teams. An estimated 65 percent of knowledge workers in the United States and Europe, for example, engage in MTM to some degree. But what is the effect of MTM on productivity and learning for individuals, teams and, ultimately, organizations? According to the authors, three mediators – context switching, temporal misalignment and intra-organizational connectivity – affect the allocation of attention and the flow of information at the individual, team and organizational levels, respectively. Understanding the role each plays is critical to ensure project success and avoid employee burnout. The authors suggest that MTM has an inverted U-shaped effect at all three levels – that is, there comes a point when the benefits derived from MTM tip over into costs. Moderation is key for managers hoping to bolster the effectiveness of MTM in their own organizations.

Collection: IESE (España)
Ref: ART-1819-E
Format: PDF
Number of pages: 6
Publication Date: Sep 15, 2010
Language: English, Spanish

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Multiple team membership (MTM) is a reality in today’s workplace, with high-value employees lending their expertise to a variety of project teams. An estimated 65 percent of knowledge workers in the United States and Europe, for example, engage in MTM to some degree. But what is the effect of MTM on productivity and learning for individuals, teams and, ultimately, organizations? According to the authors, three mediators – context switching, temporal misalignment and intra-organizational connectivity – affect the allocation of attention and the flow of information at the individual, team and organizational levels, respectively. Understanding the role each plays is critical to ensure project success and avoid employee burnout. The authors suggest that MTM has an inverted U-shaped effect at all three levels – that is, there comes a point when the benefits derived from MTM tip over into costs. Moderation is key for managers hoping to bolster the effectiveness of MTM in their own organizations.
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