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Diversity, newcomers and team innovation: The importance of a common identity

Rink, F. A. & Ellemers, N., 2008, Diversity & Groups. Phillips, KW. (ed.). BINGLEY: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, p. 221-243 23 p. (Research on Managing Groups and Teams; vol. 11).

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In this chapter, we introduce a theoretical model to explain under which conditions different insights or approaches within a team do not necessarily undermine team cohesiveness or prevent the development of a common team identity, and can in fact even reinforce each other. We will review a program of research that examined the formation of a common identity in new collaborations, as well as the extent to which teams accept newcomers who possess unique resources. We show that clarity and congruence determine the likelihood that team members will maintain a common identity while they effectively use the differences among them and accommodate to team changes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiversity & Groups
EditorsKW Phillips
Place of PublicationBINGLEY
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Pages221-243
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)978-1-84855-052-0
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event11th Annual Conference on Research on Managing Groups and Teams -
Duration: 4-May-20075-May-2007

Publication series

NameResearch on Managing Groups and Teams
PublisherEMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LIMITED
Volume11
ISSN (Print)1534-0856

Other

Other11th Annual Conference on Research on Managing Groups and Teams
Period04/05/200705/05/2007

Event

11th Annual Conference on Research on Managing Groups and Teams

04/05/200705/05/2007

Event: Other

    Keywords

  • DEEP-LEVEL DIVERSITY, SOCIAL IDENTITY, DECISION-MAKING, ORGANIZATIONAL-PSYCHOLOGY, GROUP IDENTIFICATION, SELF-CATEGORIZATION, MINORITY INFLUENCE, MEMBERSHIP CHANGE, REGULATORY FOCUS, WORK

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