Dr Gruda Co-Authors Article Published in Small Group Research Journal

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:45

Lecturer in the School of Business, Dr Jon Gruda, has an upcoming publication in the journal Small Group Research, together with two co-authors. The article is entitled ‘Seems Fair to Me: Dyadic Leadership Consensus Mediates Fairness and Group Performance’.
The DOI number for the article is https://doi.org/10.1177/1046496417740636.
Drawing on both relational and shared leadership theory and utilizing social consensus, we examine the relationship between leader fairness, leadership consensus, and group performance. We do so by conceptualizing leader consensus as a new way of hypothesizing and examining shared leadership. Leadership consensus derives from mutual dyadic perceptions of all members in a team. First, we examine perceptions of leader fairness as a possible antecedent of leader consensus. Second, we investigate the meditational effect of dyadic perceptions of leadership (i.e., leadership consensus predicts group performance). In two multisource studies using a round-robin design we demonstrate that when team members reach a clear consensus about their team leader, perceived leader fairness was positively associated with leadership consensus. Furthermore, teams who perceived their leaders as fair, exhibited higher group performance.