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A faultline-based model of team leadership


Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings


Organisational Behaviour

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Modern work teams operate in environments where increasingly salient member differences lead to the emergence subgroups. Building on findings from the faultline literature, we propose that team members typically organize into three types of subgroups--cliques, coalitions, and cohorts, and that different leader orientations are mandated by each subgroup type.


Leadership; Teams in workplace; Work environment; Individual differences; Management Science; Organizational structure

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