Despite popular expectation that use of time management techniques will improve team performance, virtual teams still fail to perform well in practice. Past research has produced mixed results for the efficacy of time management on team performance. In this preliminary study, we investigate the effect of time management on virtual team performance. Using the punctuated equilibrium model of group development as a starting point, we show how a team's process conflict and affect conflict mediate the effect of time management on team performance. We define a new construct, Temporal Dissonance, which moderates the effect of time management on team conflict, explaining previous conflicting results. We then suggest scientific and practical implications of this research.
Conway, Christopher M. and Limayem, Moez, "Time Management and Temporal Dissonance in Global Virtual Teams" (2008). ICIS 2008 Proceedings. 79.