Social Network Structure and Interactive Characteristic of Self-managed Teams in Different Developmental Stages

[Speaker] Wu, Tiejun:1
[Co-author] Liu, Dianzhi:1, Yu, Jieting:2
1:Soochow University (China (People's Republic of China)), 2:Zhaoqing Middle School (China (People's Republic of China))

Self-managed team is a type of team which is given relatively whole tasks and is allowed increased autonomy and control over its work. So, members of self-managed team might build unique interaction frameworks of their own. The diversity of social network is remarkable character of self-managed team.
Selected 21 self-managed teams as participants; thereinto, 5 teams were in forming stage, 12 teams were in storming stage, and 4 teams were in norming stage. Measured interaction condition of team members by questionnaire, got 151 valid data and analyzed them by UCINET. The results indicate that teams have single interaction center in forming stage, and interaction frequency is low. In storming stage, several overlapping interaction centers arise and interaction frequency is higher than forming stage. In norming stage, interaction centers are separated completely and subgroups are established around interaction centers. Interaction frequency is higher within the subgroups than it is between subgroups.
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