Title: Shared leadership and shared vision as predictors for team learning process, synergy and effectiveness in healthcare industry

Authors: Apichai Somboonpakorn; Sooksan Kantabutra

Addresses: College of Management, Mahidol University, 69 Vipawadee Rangsit Rd., Phayathai Bangkok, Thailand ' College of Management, Mahidol University, 69 Vipawadee Rangsit Rd., Phayathai Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract: This study focus on the extent to which shared leadership and shared vision function, as observed in a nursing team, affect performance as mediated by team learning processes: group potency, group cohesiveness and group conflict. Previous research has acknowledged the positive influence that shared vision and shared leadership have on team performance. However, the mechanisms on the linkage of shared vision within a shared leadership structure on team learning processes and performance has not been fully explored. The data obtained from 158 nurse teams reveals a partial mediation model in which shared leadership explains performance through learning processes and a direct relationship of shared vision on shared leadership and learning process.

Keywords: shared leadership; shared vision; innovation; team learning process; group potency; group cohesiveness; group conflict; team effectiveness; team synergy; healthcare management; nursing teams.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2014.065545

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2014 Vol.16 No.4, pp.384 - 416

Published online: 29 Oct 2014 *

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