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Work in the 21st century requires new understanding in organizational behaviour; how individuals interact together to get work done. This volume brings together research on essential topics such as motivation, job satisfaction, leadership, compensation, organizational justice, communication, intra- and inter-team functioning, judgement and decision-making, organizational development and change. Psychological insights are offered on management interventions, organizational theory, organizational productivity, organizational culture and climate, strategic management, stress, and job loss and unemployment.
Chapter 16: Multiteam Systems
We articulate a new ‘teams-of-teams’ organizational form that we refer to as multiteam systems (MTSs). We define MTSs as two or more teams that interface directly and interdependently in response to environmental contingencies toward the accomplishment of collective goals. MTS boundaries are defined by virtue of the fact that all teams within the system, while pursuing different proximal goals, share at least one common distal goal; and in doing so exhibit input, process, and outcome interdependence with at least one other team in the system. We describe MTSs in terms of their goal hierarchies, the nature of their operating environments, their component teams' interdependencies, and how they operate over time in an episodic framework. We further discuss how shared mental models, leadership, ...