Argyris' Model II interventions, constructive controversy and team performance: the mediating role of constructive controversy
Keywords and Phrases
Constructive controversy; Argyris' Model II interventions
"The positive relationship between constructive controversy and group productivity has been established in the literature. However, research on multidisciplinary team training produced curious results that prompted to examine the effects of Argyris' Model II interventions on constructive controversy and productivity. The research based on the analysis of conversations of 369 students in 77 teams. The student teams were involved in solving a business simulation game on chat space. Results from the analysis supported the hypothesis that Teams treated with Model II interventions had higher levels of constructive controversy and significantly outperformed teams without treatment. The analysis also indicates that Constructive controversy mediates the relationship between facilitation and productivity"--Abstract, leaf iv.
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
M.S. in Engineering Management
University of Missouri--Rolla
Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation
- Differentiated team training in a multidisciplinary engineering project course
© 2004 Vijay Rajappa, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Citation
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Conflict management -- Case studies
Teams in the workplace
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Rajappa, Vijay, "Argyris' Model II interventions, constructive controversy and team performance: the mediating role of constructive controversy" (2004). Masters Theses. 3624.