THE ROLE OF TEAM GOSSIP IN MITIGATING THE DETRIMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF TEAM ABUSIVE SUPERVISION

Rui Zhong, Lingtao Yu, Jinlong Zhu

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Abstract

We draw upon social functional theory of gossip to theorize that team gossip buffers the harmful effects of team abusive supervision on team performance and team voluntary turnover via a dual-path mechanism: aggressive team norms and affective team trust. To test our hypotheses, we conducted a multi-wave, multi-source field study with a sample of 111 work teams. The results largely supported our model, showing that team members' negative gossip about the abusive team leader is a powerful tool to mitigate abusive supervision's detrimental consequences for team effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2021: Bringing the Manager Back in Management, AoM 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jul 29 2021Aug 4 2021

Conference

Conference81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2021: Bringing the Manager Back in Management, AoM 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/29/218/4/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial relations
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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