Rallying the Troops or Beating the Horses? How Project-Related Demands Can Lead to Either High-Performance or Abusive Supervision

Gallagher, Erin C, Mazur, Alicia K and Ashkanasy, Neal M (2015) Rallying the Troops or Beating the Horses? How Project-Related Demands Can Lead to Either High-Performance or Abusive Supervision. Project Management Journal, 46 3: 10-24. doi:10.1002/pmj.21500


Author Gallagher, Erin C
Mazur, Alicia K
Ashkanasy, Neal M
Title Rallying the Troops or Beating the Horses? How Project-Related Demands Can Lead to Either High-Performance or Abusive Supervision
Journal name Project Management Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1938-9507
8756-9728
Publication date 2015-06
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/pmj.21500
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 46
Issue 3
Start page 10
End page 24
Total pages 15
Place of publication Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract In today's high-pressure work environment, project managers are often forced to “do more with less.” We argue that this imperative can lead project managers to engage in either high-performance or abusive supervision behaviors. To understand this process, we develop a model and associated propositions linking a project manager's cognitive appraisal of project-related demands to high-performance work practices versus abusive supervision behaviors—both of which impact three project outcomes: stakeholder relationships, people-related project success factors, and employee well-being. We propose that the choice between high-performance work practices and abusive supervision behaviors is moderated by a project manager's personal resources (psychological capital, emotional intelligence, and dark triad personality).
Keyword High-performance work practices
Abusive supervision
Stressor-strain model
Psychological capital
Emotional intelligence
Dark triad personality
Project manager
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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