International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Diversity regarding Confucian values in the Korean Workplace: Assessing the moderating roles of formalization, courtesy inkunja leadership, and team efficacy

This study examined how diversity regarding Confucian values influences the performance of teams working in Korean corporations under Confucian culture. Additionally, it examined the roles of formalization, courtesy in kunja leadership (KL), and team efficacy in mitigating the negative effects of value-related diversity. To address these issues, data on 79 teams, including 349 individuals and 79 team leaders, were collected from representative public and private Korean corporations. The results show that neither diversity in Confucian values among members, nor between a team leader and team members, was significantly associated with team performance. This study also found that the moderating effects of formalization, courtesy in KL, and team efficacy were variable, and that differences in leaders’ and members’ Confucian values had consistently negative effects on team performance in situations subject to such moderation.

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