This milestone Handbook brings together an impressive collection of international contributions on micro research in Organizational Behavior. Focusing on core micro Organizational Behavior issues, chapters cover key themes such as individual and group behaviour. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volumes I provides students and scholars with an insightful and wide reaching survey of the current state of the field and is an indespensible road map to the subject area. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volume II will publish in November 2008. Edited by Stewart R Clegg and Cary L Cooper this Handbook draws together contributions from leading macro Organizational Behavior scholars.

Teams at Work

Teams at work

Over the past three decades, teams have become a major part of the organizational landscape. During the same period, there has been a dramatic, and welcome, increase in the body of theoretical and empirical research on team effectiveness. Our goal here is not to provide an exhaustive (or exhausting!) review of that literature but, rather, to highlight key research findings and emerging trends within the literature.

Consistent with other scholars (e.g., Guzzo, 1996), we use the terms groups, workgroups and teams interchangeably here. In doing so, however, we are confident that readers will recognize our interest is not in ‘groups’ such as those composed of people waiting together for a bus, but rather in those who interact in order to accomplish ...

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