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Status competition and performance in work groups

Author: Stout, Suzanne Kay ; Loch, Christoph H. ; Huberman, B. A.INSEAD Area: Technology and Operations Management Series: Working Paper ; 98/97/TM/OB Publisher: Fontainebleau : INSEAD, 1998.Language: EnglishDescription: 29 p.Type of document: INSEAD Working Paper Online Access: Click here Abstract: Status involves group memebers evaluating themselves relative to fellow group members according to some shared standard of value. Status has been described in economics, sociology and evolutionary anthropology. Based on this work, the authors treat status and the associated recognition by others as an intrinsic preference of all group members. There is disagreement about whether status competition enhances group performance by pushing group members to work harder, or whether it retards performance by causing unproductive behavior. Next title: Status competition and performance in work groups (RV of 98/97/TM/OB) - Loch, Christoph H.;Huberman, Bernardo A. - 1999 - INSEAD Working Paper
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Status involves group memebers evaluating themselves relative to fellow group members according to some shared standard of value. Status has been described in economics, sociology and evolutionary anthropology. Based on this work, the authors treat status and the associated recognition by others as an intrinsic preference of all group members. There is disagreement about whether status competition enhances group performance by pushing group members to work harder, or whether it retards performance by causing unproductive behavior.

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