Management Review ›› 2022, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (1): 180-190.

• Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management • Previous Articles    

The Development and Prospect of Team Faultlines: The Evolution Trajectory from Static to Dynamic

Du Juan1, Lin Xinyue1, Zhao Shuming2   

  1. 1. School of Business and Management, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai 200083;
    2. School of Business, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093
  • Received:2021-09-16 Published:2022-02-25

Abstract: Given the fact that team as a work unit is generally viewed more positively compared to individuals and diversification has become an important characteristic underlying a team, it is necessary, both theoretically and practicaly, to study team faultlines from the perspective of combined characteristics of individuals. The existing researches on team faultlines have inconsistent conclusions on its connotation, state and efficiency mechanism. Based on a detailed review of the concept, classification, measurement and efficiency mechanism of team faultlines, this paper theoretically studies the dynamics of team faultlines based on the event system theory, discusses the activation process, time effectiveness and the development of subgroup solidification, and captures the evolution trajectory of team faultlines, thus opening up a new direction for the team faultlines research.

Key words: team faultlines, activation process, efficiency mechanism, dynamic, evolution trajectory