Multiple Team Membership: A Relational Perspective on the Leap from Burnout to Innovation

Multiple Team Membership: A Relational Perspective on the Leap from Burnout to Innovation

Funding Institution: CNCS – UEFISCDI, Human Resources Programme
Project number: PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2019-1824
Contract number: 33 / 01.09.2020
Period: September 2020 – August 2022
Total Amount: 431900 Lei

Project Summary and Goals

Multiple team membership (MTM) is a form of work design whereby employees take part in multiple teams simultaneously in an organizational attempt to better leverage their human capital and reduce costs. While this work arrangement is on the rise with up to 95% of employees in knowledge intensive field are currently engaged in MTM, empirical research on the individual and team level implications of MTM is scant and limited in scope.

By building on the Job Demand-Resources Model and the Social Interdependence Theory, we argue that MTM can bring important organizational benefits (innovation) due to context variety, but also severe drawbacks (burnout) due to context switching and cognitive load.

Therefore, the project aims to employ experimental and intensive longitudinal designs in order to empirically explore:

(1) the association between MTM and burnout, its mechanisms and contingencies,

(2) the association between MTM and innovation, its mechanisms and contingencies; and

(3) design a simulation/ serious game that is able to trigger the MTM related dynamics for research and training purposes. 

Project status
Scientific report – Stage 1
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Project status
Scientific report – Stage 2
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Project timeline:

Proposed
  • document and elaborate the theoretical framework for Study 1.1 and 1.2
  • create study designs and materials for Studies 1.1 and 1.2
  • begin data collection for Study 1.1. (will continue in 2021)
  • project website

Achieved
  • document and elaborate the theoretical framework for Study 1.1 and 1.2
  • create study designs and materials for Studies 1.1 and 1.2
  • begin data collection for Study 1.1. (will continue in 2021)
  • project website

Proposed
  • conceptual framework for studies 2.1; 2.2
  • research protocols for studies 2.1; 2.2
  • designing the simulation for study 2.1; 
  • data collection for studies S1.1. S1.2; and  S2.1 S2.2
  • creating the data base for studies S1.1. S1.2 
  • updated website  
  • disseminating study results via conferences 
  • one article submitted to a WoS Journal
Achieved
  • conceptual framework for studies 2.1; 2.2
  • research protocols for studies 2.1; 2.2
  • designing the simulation for study 2.1; 
  • data collection for studies S1.1. S1.2; and  S2.1 S2.2
  • creating the data base for studies S1.1. S1.2 
  • updated website  
  • disseminating study results via participation at two international and two national conferences 
  • one article published to a WoS Journal and two others submitted to WoS Journal; one article published in a BDI Journal

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