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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. (Publisher's Version)
In: Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Frontiers Media S.A., e-ISSN 1664-1078,
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00020526,

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Origin: Secondary publication DeepGreen
Status: Publisher's Version
Title: Inducing Error Management Culture – Evidence From Experimental Team Studies
Language: English

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.

Journal or Publication Title: Frontiers in Psychology
Volume of the journal: 12
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Collation: 18 Seiten
Uncontrolled Keywords: errors, job and task performance, domain-specific culture, culture/climate change, culture/climate strength
Classification DDC: 100 Philosophie und Psychologie > 150 Psychologie
600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften > 650 Management
Divisions: 03 Department of Human Sciences > Institute for Psychology > Organisations- und Wirtschaftspsychologie
Date Deposited: 09 May 2022 13:43
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 13:20
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00020526
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URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-205265
SWORD Depositor: Deep Green
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/20526
PPN: 50047236X
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