Team members actually perform better when a leader stresses the importance of deadlines and monitors timeliness of tasks vs. a leader who is more relaxed. Experiment with tweaking your communications at work or in group projects to end with clear timing expectations...


70% of team conflict originates at the individual or subgroup level, which has been revealed to increase team performance. As for the remainder, when conflict is not caused by a group in the minority, team performance is negatively affected.


Emphasizing team rewards that are contingent to performance can stimulate collaboration. The more collaboration that occurs, the more surface-level diversity effects are reduced and deep-level diversity effects are strengthened, thus resulting in positive performance...


If you are in (or lead) a hierarchal team, work to avoid any interteam conflict that may threaten team resources, as it promotes performance-detracting power struggles.