Temporal diversity and team performance: The moderating role of team temporal leadership

Susan Mohammed, Sucheta Nadkarni

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This study examines how team temporal diversity-variation in members' time urgency, pacing style, and time perspective - can be effectively managed to maximize team performance. Results from 71 teams in a business process outsourcing firm in India reveal that team temporal leadership moderated the relationships between time urgency diversity and team performance and between pacing style diversity and team performance. Specifically, the influence of time urgency and pacing style diversity on team performance was more positive under conditions of stronger team temporal leadership than under weaker team temporal leadership. Team temporal leadership also had a direct, positive influence on team performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-508
Number of pages20
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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