Differences in communication collaboration, cohesion and decision making between top teams and regular teams was investigated. An analysis of 253 members of top teams and regular teams was used to determine where these differences exist. To identify differences between these two groups a one way ANOVA was conducted. Additionally, a decision making scale was designed and evaluated using a confirmatory factor analysis. Collaboration was evaluated using measures of knowledge sharing, workgroup support and employee attitude. Cohesion was evaluated using measures of sense of belonging and morale. Decision making was evaluated using measures of authority rule, majority rule, consensus, and satisficing.
Results show that there are significant differences in levels of collaboration and cohesion between members of top teams and regular teams. However, with the exception of majority rule, decision making styles yielded no significant differences.
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Murphy, Elijah L.. "Communication Collaboration, Cohesion, and Decision Making: Perceived Differences Between Top Management Teams and Regular Work Teams." (2009). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/cj_etds/116