Familiarity and Group Productivity

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dennis P. Leyden, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The effects of familiarity on group productivity were examined. Familiarity refers to the specific knowledge workers have of their jobs, co-workers, and work environment. In this study of coal-mining crews, absenteeism led to staffing changes that affected the level of familiarity in the work group. Data from 26 crews in two underground coal mines indicate that lower levels of familiarity are associated with lower productivity.

Additional Information

Journal of Applied Psychology, August 1991, 76(4): 578-586.
Language: English
Date: 1991
Group dynamics, Workplace, Familiarity, Productivity

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