Prototype Team Identity

Key Takeaways
  • Leadership effectiveness is related to leaders’ ability to represent and advance the social identity of a group. Effective leaders transform by embodying the group they influence.
  • Team cohesion and cooperation are emergent results of social identity. Trust and reciprocal respect are associated with social identity. Being perceived as trustworthy, fair and charismatic is a consequence of in-group prototypicality.
  • Team leaders may turn to the group and its social context rather than relying on de-contextualized knowledge and principles.
  • To prototype team identity, team members actively listen to co-workers to understand their needs, values, beliefs, priorities, aspirations. They assist in establishing norms and conventions that regulate working together within the team, particularly by authentic role-modeling.

Centrality in the Project Life-Cycle

Emotional Landscape

This emotional landscape is derived from associated reference flows based on the NRC Word-Emotion Association Lexicon (v0.92). Find out more about Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions here.

Related Reference Flows
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