Effects of organizational structure on group task performance
Roberts, Samuel Joseph
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This study examined the effects of organizational structure on group performance and task satisfaction. Group structure and role flexibility were included in a 2, 2 factorial design. No significant main effects of structure on flexibility were found for group performance. Low flexibility groups were found to report greater task satisfaction over trials than high flexibility groups. This finding may have been due to the less consistent performance over trials observed in high flexibility groups relative to low flexibility groups. It is suggested that consistency of performance may influence task satisfaction to a greater degree than does overall performance.