Mind the Identification Gap: Organizational identification foci in multiteam systems in modern organizational design

Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference contribution (without a publication)Academic


The paper presents a longitudinal exploration of identification with teams and multiteam systems (MTSs) in an organizational context that started using MTS. Data was collected in five waves during the first two years in which the organization started the implementation of MTSs in order to aggregate teams in value streams as organizational units. The results show that there is a clear and distinct gap between team and MTS identification. This gap is greater in larger MTS than smaller MTS. This gap decreases in time mostly due to a rise in MTS identification in combination with a stable team identification across time. Additionally our research showed that MTS identification is hindered when negative relations are present in the MTS as well as when when trust in the team is high. The findings show important implications for the management of MTSs in modern organizations.
Keywords Organizational Identification ∙ Team ∙ Multiteam System ∙ Negative relations ∙ Trust
Period8 Sep 2022
Event titleInternational Workshop on Teamworking 24
Event typeWorkshop
LocationNijmegen, NetherlandsShow on map