Conflict in the kitchen: Temporal diversity and temporal disagreements in chef teams

Susan Mohammed, Kent K. Alipour, Patricia Martinez, David Livert, Dinora Fitzgerald

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Time-related dispositions of members are potentially crucial in teams and are likely to have important implications for team processes. In support, this study found that a mix of time-urgent and time-patient as well as monochronic and polychronic members in chef teams at a culinary college heightened disagreements over how temporal resources should be allocated. In addition, conscientiousness moderated the relationship between polychronicity diversity and temporal conflict such that low mean conscientiousness exacerbated the temporal conflict experienced by high-polychronicity diversity teams. In addition, a negative indirect effect of polychronicity diversity on team performance, through temporal conflict, was found when conscientiousness was lower. Study results provide support for the continued examination of temporal diversity and temporal conflict in teams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalGroup Dynamics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology


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