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Inducing Error Management Culture – Evidence From Experimental Team Studies

Klamar, Alexander ; Horvath, Dorothee ; Keith, Nina ; Frese, Michael (2022)
Inducing Error Management Culture – Evidence From Experimental Team Studies.
In: Frontiers in Psychology, 2022, 12
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00020526
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Item Type: Article
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Inducing Error Management Culture – Evidence From Experimental Team Studies
Language: English
Date: 9 May 2022
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2022
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Journal or Publication Title: Frontiers in Psychology
Volume of the journal: 12
Collation: 18 Seiten
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00020526
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Origin: Secondary publication DeepGreen

Field studies indicate that error management culture can be beneficial for organizational performance. The question of whether and how error management culture can be induced remained unanswered. We conducted two experiments with newly formed teams, in which we aimed to induce error management culture and to explore whether we would also find beneficial effects of error management culture on performance in an experimental setting. Furthermore, we tested whether culture strength moderates the relationship between error management culture and performance. In Study 1, we used two tasks that require rational problem solving. In Study 2, we used a task that requires creative problem solving. We successfully manipulated error management culture in terms of an effect on perceived error management culture within the teams. While we did not find a direct effect of error management culture on performance, Study 2 revealed an indirect effect via communication in the teams. To our surprise, culture strength did not influence the hypothesized relationship. We discuss potential theoretical and alternative explanations for our results, and provide an outlook for future studies.

Uncontrolled Keywords: errors, job and task performance, domain-specific culture, culture/climate change, culture/climate strength
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-205265
Classification DDC: 100 Philosophy and psychology > 150 Psychology
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 650 Management
Divisions: 03 Department of Human Sciences > Institute for Psychology > Organisations- und Wirtschaftspsychologie
Date Deposited: 09 May 2022 13:43
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2023 19:04
SWORD Depositor: Deep Green
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/20526
PPN: 50047236X
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